But if so, is it possible that the Ionic element in our texts is wholly due to the rhapsodists?
The same populace sit for hours on the Mole, listening to rhapsodists who recite Ariosto.
From the word , applied by Herodotus to the recitations at Sicyon, it is plain that they were matches among the rhapsodists.
According to Athenus, quoting Aristocles, a writer of uncertain date, the name was given to the rhapsodists generally.
The rhapsodists were the first, have been the best, and shall be the last of the poets.
The bards and rhapsodists flourished for long after the introduction of writing.
The Greek rhapsodists, according to Plato, could scarce recite Homer without falling into convulsions.
From casual strollers like the rhapsodists and chanters at festivals, we look for nothing of the sort.
His opponents hold that the sequence already existed, but was endangered by the desultory habits of the rhapsodists.
In Ionia, when princes had passed away, rhapsodists recited for gain in marketplaces and at fairs.