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[2] However, Damon was not left unmolested in this use of his lyre as a screen, but was ostracized for being a great schemer and a friend of tyranny, and became a butt of the comic poets. At all events, Plato1 represented some one as inquiring of him thus:—
In the first place tell me then, I beseech thee, thou who art
The Cheiron, as they say, who to Pericles gave his craft.

1 Plato the comic poet.Kock, Com. Att. Frag. i. p. 655.

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