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Thespis

[thes-pis]
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noun
  1. flourished 6th century b.c., Greek poet.
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Examples from the Web for thespis

Historical Examples

  • "Perfectly," said Andre-Louis, dryly, and was thus committed to the service of Thespis.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • 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

    Edmond Rostand

  • Susarion is said to be the Inventor of the first, and Thespis of the latter.

    Lectures on Poetry

    Joseph Trapp

  • Was not Homer himself a vagrant, and did not Thespis go about in a caravan?


British Dictionary definitions for thespis

Thespis

noun
  1. 6th century bc, Greek poet, regarded as the founder of tragic drama
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