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Helicon (hĕl´Ĭkŏn), Gr. Elikón, mountain group, c.20 mi (30 km) long, central Greece, in Boeotia; it rises to 5,736 ft (1,748 m). Helicon formed part of the border between ancient Boeotia and Phocis. In Greek legend it was the abode of the Muses and sacred to Apollo. The fountains of Hippocrene and Aganippe are on the slopes of Mt. Helicon. The temple of the Muses was situated in the eastern part of the mountain, at the foot of which were Thespiae and Ascra, home of Hesiod.

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helicon

helicon. Form of bass tuba made so that it may be wrapped round the player's body and rest on the shoulder (useful when played on the march). So called because of helical (spiral) shape. Largely displaced by modified version, sousaphone.

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Helicon, Mount

Helicon, Mount a mountain in Boeotia, central Greece, to the north of the Gulf of Corinth, which was believed by the ancient Greeks to be the home of the Muses.

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