THAMYRIS

ΘΑΜΥΡΙΣ

An ancient Thracian bard, was a son of Philammon and the nymph Argiope. He went so far in his conceit as to think that he could surpass the Muses in song ; in consequence of which he was deprived of his sight and of the power of singing. (Hom. Il. ii. 595, &c.; Apollod. i. 3. § 3; Paus. iv. 33. § 4. x. 7. § 2; Eurip. Rhes. 925.) He was represented with a broken lyre in his hand. (Paus. ix. 30. § 2.)