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Ancient Greek tragic poet, who flourished in 4th
Moschion (tragic poet) in wikipedia
Moschion, (Greek: Μοσχίων; 4th century BC), was a Greek tragic poet. Nothing is known about his life, he probably lived in the 4th century BC. The titles and a few fragments of his plays are preserved by Stobaeus. He wrote a Telephus, and two historical plays: Themistocles, of which we have a three line fragment, and the Men of Pherae (Pheraioi), which dealt with the death of Jason, the cruel tyrant of Pherae. Also extant are 33 lines of a speech from an anonymous play which deals with the history of human progress. In this fragment, he states that humans originally lived like animals, without houses or technology, law was absent, and cannibalism was rife. In the course of time, agriculture, cooking, wine, houses, and cities were introduced, civilisation was born, and people buried their dead so that people would not be reminded of their earlier cannibalism.
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