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Arion (Αρίων)
(VII c. BC)

Arion (Αρίων) (VII c. BC)

Arion was a legendary kitharode in ancient Greece, a Dionysiac poet credited with inventing the dithyramb. The islanders of Lesbos claimed him as their native son, but Arion found a patron in Periander, tyrant of Corinth. Although notable for his musical inventions, Arion is chiefly remembered for the fantastic myth of his kidnapping by pirates... More...


Greece, 2008, Arion with lira

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