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>The lyrics to a song or hymn entitled "Hymn to Helios" can be found in
>just about any version of the "Homeric Hymns."  I have a copy put out by
>Johns Hopkins Press, translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis--a name that
>suggests some familiarity with Greek.  As for the music to which these
>hymns were fixed--we have the Greek modes identified, and they give the
>general character of Greek music, but who has musical notation from
>archaic or classical Greece?
 
The hymn to the sun ascribed to Mesomedes (floruit under Hadrian, early 2nd
c. AD is preserved with musical notation in a Byzantine MS. It has no
relation to the Homeric Hymn to Helios.
 
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