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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tham’yris.
 
A Thracian bard mentioned by Homer (Iliad, ii. 595). He challenged the Muses to a trial of skill, and, being overcome in the contest, was deprived by them of his sight and power of song. He is represented with a broken lyre in his hand.   1
       
“Blind Thamyris and blind Mæon’ids [Homer],
And Tiresias and Phineus, prophets old.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 35–36.
   “Tiresias” pronounce Ti’-re-sas, “Phineus” pronounce Fi’nuce.   2
 


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