Myson of Chen

Myson of Chen is known as one of the Seven Sages of Greece. He was "a husbandman of the Laconian town of Etia, and resided at a place called Chen in the same country".(1)
According to Diogenes Laertius, Sitia / Crete was the home of Myson of Chen

There is some confusion if he was a true Spartan: "there is a story in Plutarch, (Quaest. Rom. 84), of Myson making in winter a fork for tossing the corn, and, when Chilon wondered at it, of his justifying himself by an apposite answer; where Myson is opposed, as a Perioecian farmer, to the noble Spartan"(2)


The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, Karl Otfried Müller, trans from the German by Henry Tufnell and George Lewis, 2nd Edition, revised, publisher: John Murray, 1839. Vol II, pg 26. Public Domain.

See also: Plato Protagoras; Diod. de Virt. et Vit. p. 551. Paus. X 24.1. Clem. Alex. Strom. I. p. 299. Sylf. Steph. Byz. in χην and ητια.

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