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‘The style must be either loose and concatenated’ (the sentences loosely strung together, connected solely by connecting particles, as δέ, καί, like onions on a string) ‘and one only by the connecting particle, like the preludes in the dithyrambs, or close and compact (i. e. periodic) and resembling the (regular) antistrophes of the old lyric poets’, Pindar Arion, Stesichorus, and the like. The last of the three is said to have owed his new name of Stesichorus—his original name was Tisias—to his having been the first to bring the chorus to a stand, make it stationary, for a time at least; and give it order, regularity, symmetry, and dignity. This is also attributed to Arion.

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