skolion


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skolion

(ˈskəʊlɪən)
n
1. (Music, other) a variant spelling of scolion
2. (Historical Terms) a variant spelling of scolion
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(7) Not long after the establishment of democracy, the Athenians placed in the agora a statue by the sculptor Antenor of Harmodios and Aristogeiton, the "tyrannicides" who had slain Hipparchos in 514, and instituted a civic cult in which the pair were worshipped as "heroes." It was presumably around the same time that the aristocratic skolion ("drinking song") must have been composed, which is quoted or alluded to in several versions in ancient and medieval texts from Aristophanes to the Suda: "[phrase omitted] (I will carry my sword in a branch of myrtle / just like Harmodios and Aristogeiton / when the two killed the tyrant / and made Athens (a place where citizens are) equal under the law).
As Orestes says: "philoi should aid philoi in trouble; when fortune is generous, what need is there of philoiV A skolion or drinking song of the type sung at Athenian symposia affirms: "He who does not betray a man who is his friend has great honor among mortals and gods, in my judgment" (Page #908).
(30) The most famous skolion about the tyrannicides is transmitted by Athenaios: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Ath.
In the Birds, when the Sycophant dressed in a tattered cloak sings a ditty about a swallow, Peisetaerus remarks, "I think he is singing that skolion about his cloak; he looks as though he is need of quite a lot of swallows" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 1416-7; translation by Sommerstein 1987).