), a mythical poet, who is placed by Pausanias later than Olen, and much earlier than Homer. His name is connected particularly with Attica. Many of the ancient hymns, which were preserved by the Lycomidae, were ascribed to him : among these are mentioned hymns to Demeter, to Artemis, to Poseidon, to Zeus, to Eros, and to the Graces, besides a Linus-song. (Paus. passim; Ulrici, Gesch. d. Hell. Dichtkunst.
vol. i.; Bode, Orpheus,
and Gesch. d. Hell. Dichtk.
vol. i.; Bernhardy, Grundriss d. Griech. Litt.
vol. i. p. 248; Preller, Demeter und Persephone
It should be observed that the name is often incorrectly written Pamphus (Πάμφος
), even by good scholars; but the above is the true form.