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Not to be confused with prosody.

Prosodion (Greek: Προσόδιον) in ancient Greece was a processional song to the altar of a deity, mainly Apollo or Artemis, sung ritually before the Paean hymn. Prosodia had been composed by Eumelus of Corinth and Limenius, as well the various winners in art competitions (Mouseia).[1] The etymology of the word is related to ὁδός hodos road and not with ᾠδή ôidê song.


  1. ^ literally, "activity having to do with the Muses
  • Apollo's lyre: Greek music and music theory in antiquity and the Middle Ages By Thomas J. Mathiesen Page 81 ISBN 0-8032-3079-6 (1999)