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And built towers about it, for without towers they could not
Dwell in wide-wayed Thebe, in spite of their strength.
”Hom. Od. 11.263Homer, however, makes no mention in his poetry of Amphion's singing, and how he built the wall to the music of his harp. Amphion won fame for his music, learning from the Lydians themselves the Lydian mode, because of his relationship to Tantalus, and adding three strings to the four old ones.
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