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Skolion (Gk.; Lat. scolium)locked

  • Thomas J. Mathiesen

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Term applied to several different types of song performed at symposia (see Symposium). Greek writers differ among themselves in their descriptions of the genre. Two characteristics of performance were common: the guests sang successively, perhaps most often in random order; and following the order of singers, a myrtle branch passed from guest to guest. Plutarch (...

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