Monday, October 29, 2007

Timotheus of Miletus (c 446 BCE-357 BCE)

Greek musician and dithyrambic poet. He added one or more strings to the lyre, whereby he incurred the displeasure of the Spartans and Athenians (E. Curtius, Hist, of Greece, bk. v. ch. 2). He was in fact condemned by the Lacedaemonians for adding four new strings to lute. He composed musical works of a mythological and historical character.

Books from Alibris: Timotheus of Miletus

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