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Thamyris

Θάμυρις) or Thamyras. An ancient Thracian bard, son of Philammon and the nymph Argiopé. In his presumption he challenged the Muses to a trial of skill, and, being overcome in the contest, was deprived by them of his sight and of the power of singing. He was represented with a broken lyre in his hand (Pausan. iv. 33, 4; ix. 30, 2; x. 7, 2).

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