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“ Ion of Chios:—Writer of Dithyrambs, Tragedy, and Melic Poems. He also wrote Comedies, Inscriptions, Paeans, Hymns, Drinking-Songs, Eulogies, Elegies, and perhaps the prose-work called Presbeuticus , which some authorities consider spurious. Among other works ascribed to him are The Founding of Chios , a treatise On Cosmology , and Memoirs or Notes. He was a very famous man. He is said to have competed victoriously in Attica in the Dithyramb and Tragedy at the same time, and to have sent the Athenians a gift of Chian wine as a token of his regard.

Scholiast on Aristophanes

“Ion of Chios:—Tragic and lyric poet and philosopher, son of Orthomenes, and nicknamed son of Xuthus. He began to produce tragedies in the 82nd Olympiad (452-49 B.C.)” Suidas Lexicon

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