Music then received its first constitution from Terpander
at Sparta. Of the second constitution, Thaletas the
Gortinean, Xenodamus the Cytherean, Xenocritus the Locrian, Polymnestus the Colophonian, and Sacadas the
Argive were deservedly acknowledged to be the authors.
For these, having introduced the Gymnopaediae into Lacedaemon, settled the so-called Apodeixeis (or Exhibitions)
among the Arcadians, and the Endymatia in Argos. Now
Thaletas, Xenodamus, and Xenocritus, and their scholars,
were poets that addicted themselves altogether to making
of paeans; Polymnestus was all for the Orthian or military
strain, and Sacadas for elegies. Others, and among the
rest Pratinas, affirm Xenodamus to have been a maker of
songs for dances (Hyporchemes), and not of paeans; and a
tune of Xenodamus is preserved, which plainly appears to
have been composed for a dance. Now that a paean differs
from a song made for a dance is manifest from the poems
of Pindar, who made both.