Eumelus The Elean Hymn

While the true Epic of the Cycles, as opposed to the quasi-Epic of the Hesiodic school, continues to flourish in Ionia, there arises in Dorian Corinth an interesting figure, who on the strength of his Processional to Delos, written before the Spartan conquest of Messenia, appears in the text-books as the first Lyric poet. But it should be remembered that Eumelus was also reputed an Epic poet of the Trojan Cycle and a writer of history in Epic verse. The last sounds like a...

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