Arion

Arion (Ari`on) , a lyrist of Lesbos, lived chiefly at the court of Periander, Corinth; returning in a ship from a musical contest in Sicily laden with prizes, the sailors plotted to kill him, when he begged permission to play one strain on his lute, which being conceded, dolphins crowded round the ship, whereupon he leapt over the bulwarks, was received on the back of one of them, and carried to Corinth, arriving there before the sailors, who, on their landing, were apprehended and punished.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Aries * Arios`to, Ludovico
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Ariad`ne
Arianism
Aria`no
Ari`ca
Ariège
A`riel
Ariel
Aries
Ari`on
Arios`to, Ludovico
Ariovistus
Aristæ`us
Aristar`chus of Samos
Aristarchus of Samothrace
Ariste`as
Aristi`des
Aristion
Aristip`pus of Cyrene
Aristobu`lus I.

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