Philoxenus


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Philoxenus

(fĭlŏk`sənəs), c.436–c.380 B.C., Greek dithyrambic poet, b. Cythera. Having fallen out of grace with the emperor Dionysius, he was imprisoned in Syracuse. There he wrote his Cyclops, mocking Dionysius. In Cyclops (fragments of which remain), the central character sang a solo to the lyre—an innovation in the dithyramb.
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The same thing holds good of Dithyrambs and Nomes; here too one may portray different types, as Timotheus and Philoxenus differed in representing their Cyclopes.
Now, that the dithyrambic measure is Phrygian is allowed by general consent; and those who are conversant in studies of this sort bring many proofs of it; as, for instance, when Philoxenus endeavoured to compose dithyrambic music for Doric harmony, he naturally fell back again into Phrygian, as being fittest for that purpose; as every one indeed agrees, that the Doric music is most serious, and fittest to inspire courage: and, as we always commend the middle as being between the two extremes, and the Doric has this relation with respect to other harmonies, it is evident that is what the youth ought to be instructed in.
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In 488 Xenaias (Philoxenus), Monophysite bishop of Hierapolis in Syria (d.
Next Merton deals with Theodoret, Aphrahat, Ephrem, Syrian monastic rules, and Philoxenus of Mabbug.
(49) A fragment surviving from Philoxenus of Cythera's (455-380 BCE) dithyramb Cyclops suggests that Odysseus' "sacrifice" in the cave referred to his consumption of Polyphemus' livestock.
(31) In 1582, George Whetstone anticipates the Middleton and Rowley reference mentioned above, reporting that 'Signior Philoxenus' [the name that he invents for the anonymous Italian gentlemen at whose palace he spends Christmas] ...
The Harpalus affair showed that Alexander's authority in Greece and Macedonia was unclear: demands for Harpalus' arrest and surrender were made to Athens separately by Antipater, Olympias and Philoxenus the satrap of Caria.