Lasus

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Lasus

(lā`səs), fl. 6th cent. B.C., Greek poet from the town of Hermione in Argolis. He is said to have been Pindar's teacher. Lasus contributed to the development of the dithyrambdithyramb
, in ancient Greece, hymn to the god Dionysus, choral lyric with exchanges between the leader and the chorus. It arose, probably, in the extemporaneous songs of the Dionysiac festivals and was developed (according to tradition, by Arion) into the literary form to be
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Lasos of Hermione is thought to have produced the first Greek treatise on music, but it was the student of this pioneer, Pindar, who "certainly acknowledged the psychological power of music in his works; the latter speaks in his Odes of the soothing qualities of music and its capabilities to tame the savage beast within" (11).
One might point out these lines to those who deny Lasos of Hermione's authorship of the asigmatic song entitled Centaurs.