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or Polymnastus (Πολύμνηστος). The son of Melos of Colophon. He was an epic, elegiac, and lyric poet, and a musician. He flourished B.C. 675-644. He belongs to the school of Dorian music, which obtained at this time at Sparta, where he carried on the improvements of Thaletas. The Attic comedians attacked his poems for their erotic character (Aristoph. Eq. 1287). As an elegiac poet, he may be regarded as the predecessor of his fellow-countryman, Mimnermus.

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