2. An Athenian dithyrambic poet and musician, from whom Atheinaeus quotes a few words (xi. p. 491c.). Plutarch mentions an improvement which he made in the musical strain called Mixolydian (De Music.
16, p. 1136,e, f.).
A scholiast on Plato makes him the pupil of Agathocles, and the teacher of Damon. (Schol. in Plat. Alcib.
i. p. 387, Bekker.)
The ode to Pallas, which is referred to by Aristophanes (Aristoph. Cl. 967
), was ascribed to Lamprocles by Phrynichus, though Eratosthenes and others ascribed it to Phrynichus himself, while some made Stesichorus its author. (Schol. in Aristoph. l.c.
) The scholiast who makes this statement calls Lamprocles the son or disciple of Midon. Thus much is evident from all accounts, that Lamprocles practised a severe style both of poetry and music, and that he belongs to a good period of those arts, probably the sixth, or, at the latest, the beginning of the fifth century B. C. (Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. ii. p. 127; Schmidt, Diatrib. in Dithyramb.
pp. 138-143; Schneidewin, Delect. Poes. Graec.