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Olympus

Ὄλυμπος). One of the mythic poets and musicians belonging to Phrygian mythology, pupil of Marsyas. The art of flute-playing, invented by Marsyas, was supposed to have been perfected by Olympus. A Phrygian family, in which the art of flute-playing was hereditary, traced their descent from him. The Phrygian Olympus, who lived about the seventh century before Christ, invented the auletic νόμος, and brought it into esteem among the Asiatic Greeks, was said to be descended from the mythical Olympus (De Mus. p. 1133).

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