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Myrtis

*Mu/rtis), a lyric poetess, a native of Anthedon. She was reported to have been the instructress of Pindar, and to have contended with him for the palm of superiority. This is alluded to in an extant fragment of Corinna. (Bergk's Poetae Lyrici Graeci, p. 815.) There were statues in honour of her in various parts of Greece. She was also reckoned amongst the nine lyric Muses. (Anthol. Pal. 9.26; Suidas s. vv. Πινδασος, Κόριννα; Tatian. Orat. ad Graec. 52; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ii. p. 133; Bode, Gesch. der Hellen. Diditkunst, vol. ii. pt. 2, p. 112.)

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