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Testimonia Vitae Atque Artis

1 Sud. O 221 (iii 522 Adler)

Ὄλυμπος. Φρύξ, νεώτερος, αὐλητὴς γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Μίδου τοῦ Γορδίου.

cf. O 219 Ὄλυμπος· Μαίονος, Μυσός, αὐλητὴς καὶ ποιητὴς μελῶν καὶ ἐλεγείων, ἡγεμών τε γενόμενος τῆς κρουματικῆς μουσικῆς τῆς διὰ τῶν αὐλῶν· μαθητὴς καὶ ἐρώμενος Μαρσύου, τὸ γένος ὄντος Σατύρου, ἀκουστοῦ δὲ καὶ παιδὸς Ὑάγνιδος. γέγονε δὲ πρὸ τῶν Τρωϊκῶν ὁ Ὄλυμπος, ἐξ οὗ τὸ ὄρος τὸ ἐν Μυσίᾳ ὀνομάζεται. Ο 220 Ὄλυμπος· ὁ τοὺς νόμους τῆς κιθαρῳδίας ἐνθεὶς καὶ διδάξας.

2 [Plut.] Mus. 5. 1132ef (p. 113 Lasserre, vi 3. 5 Ziegler)

Ἀλέξανδρος δ᾿ ἐν τῇ Συναγωγῇ τῶν περὶ Φρυγίας (fr. 77 Jacoby) κρούματα Ὄλυμπον ἔφη πρῶτον εἰς τοὺς Ἕλληνας κομίσαι, ἔτι δὲ καὶ τοὺς Ἰδαίους

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Olympus

Life And Works

1 Suda, Olympus1

A Phrygian, the younger Olympus of the two, a piper; lived2 in the time of Midas3 son of Gordius.

2 ‛Plutarch’, On Music

Alexander1 in his Collected Materials on Phrygia said that Olympus was the first to introduce instrumental music to Greece2 along with the Idaean

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.olympus-testimonia.1988