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*Puqo/kritos), of Sicyon, a flute-player, exceedingly distinguished for his victories in the musical contests which were instituted by the Amphictyons at the Pythian games (B. C. 590). Pausanias tells us that the first victor in these contests was the Argive Sacadas, after whom Pvthocritus carried off the prize at six Pythian festivals in succession, and that he had also the honour of acting six times as musician during the pentathlon at Olympia. In reward of these services a pillar was erected as a monument to him at Olympia, with the following inscription, Πυθοκρίτου τοῦ Καλλινίκον μνᾶμα τἀυλητᾶ τόδε. (Paus. 6.14.4. s. 9, 10).


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