Corinna

. “ .. the only lyric poetess of Tanagra, has her tomb in a, conspicuous part of the city, and in the gymnasium is a painting of Corinna binding her head with a fillet for the victory she won over Pindar at Thebes with a lyric poem, I believe that her victory was partly due to the dialect she used, for she composed, not in Doric speech like Pindar, but in one Aeolians would understand, and partly to her being, if one may judge from the likeness, the most beautiful woman of her time. “(Pausanias, Description of Greece). A interesting story by Melissa Bodner: Corinna gave Pindar the advice to "Sow with the hand, not with the whole sack" referring to the excessive amount of mythology in his early work.