Stesichorus  

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Stesichorus (circa 640 - 555 BC) was the first great poet of the Greek West. He is best known for telling epic stories in lyrical metres but he is also famous for some ancient traditions about his life, such as his opposition to the tyrant Phalaris, and the blindness he is said to have suffered and cured by composing verses first insulting and then flattering to Helen of Troy.



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