The squill-head Zeus! lo! here he comes,1 Then first did Pericles, so fond of honor was he, get a decree passed that a musical contest be held as part of the Panathenaic festival. He himself was elected manager, and prescribed how the contestants must blow the flute, or sing, or pluck the zither. These musical contests were witnessed, both then and thereafter, in the Odeum.
The Odeum like a cap upon his cranium,
Now that for good and all the ostracism is o'er.
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1 Kock, Com. Att. Frag. i. p. 35.
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