- flourished 6th century b.c., Greek poet.
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"Perfectly," said Andre-Louis, dryly, and was thus committed to the service of Thespis.Scaramouche
How early these expressions may have been used, we learn from the account of Thespis.
I would not for the world make holes in the cloak of Thespis.Cyrano de Bergerac
Susarion is said to be the Inventor of the first, and Thespis of the latter.Lectures on Poetry
Was not Homer himself a vagrant, and did not Thespis go about in a caravan?A Critic in Pall Mall
- 6th century bc, Greek poet, regarded as the founder of tragic drama
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