Chrysogonus of Athens

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Chrysogonus (Χρυσόγονος) was a celebrated Athenian player on the flute, who dressed in a sacred robe pythike stole played to keep the rowers in time, when Alcibiades made his triumphal entry into the Piraeus on his return from banishment in 407 BC. From a conversation between the father of Chrysogonus and Stratonicus, reported by Athenaeus, it seems that Chrysogonus had a brother who was a dramatic poet. Chrysogonus himself was the author of a poem or drama entitled Politeia, which some attributed to Epicharmus.


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  • Athenaeus xii. p. 353, d., viii. p. 350, e., xiv. p. 648, d.