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Thespis

2. Of Thebes, a player of the cithara, whom Lucian mentions as a competitor at one of the musical contests in the Pythian games. There is nothing to determine his time. (Lucian. ad v. Indoct. 9, vol. iii. p. 108.)

The scholiast on a passage in which Aristophanes mentions Thespis ( Vesp. 1470, comp. Suid. s. v.), states that the Thespis here meant was the citharoedic musician, not the tragic poet; but Bentley maintains that this is an error. (Second Dissert. on Phalaris, p. 265, or p. 190, ed. 1777.)

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