cranes of Ibycus

cranes of Ibycus

called on by the dying poet to bear witness against his murderers, they lead to the murderers’ conviction. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 1307]
See: Birds

cranes of Ibycus

called on by the dying poet to bear witness, the birds lead to the murderers’ conviction. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 1307]
See: Witness
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252--"Behold, behold, Timotheus!": Schiller, "The Cranes of Ibycus"