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Φόρμις) or Phormos (Φόρμος). A Greek poet, writer of Dorian comedy. He was born in Arcadia, but removed to Sicily, where he became instructor to the children of the tyrant Gelon. After serving with success in the army under both Gelon and Hiero, he dedicated gifts to Zeus at Olympia and to Apollo at Delphi as thank-offerings. Aristotle (Poët. 5) couples his name with that of Epicharmus (q.v.) as a founder of comedy. See Comoedia.

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