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Λίνος 1

I.Linos, a mythical minstrel, son of Apollo and Urania (Calliope), teacher of Orpheus, Theocr., etc. appellat., the song or lay of Linos, sung by a boy to the cithara while the vintagers are at work, Λίνον ὑπὸ καλὸν ἄειδεν sang the lovely lay of Linos in accompaniment, Il.:—cf. αἴλινος which is a mournful song.

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