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Melesigenes

So Homer is sometimes called, because one of the traditions fixes his birthplace on the banks of the Meles, in Ionia. In a similar way we call Shakespeare the “Bard of Avon.” (See Homer.)

But higher sung
Blind Melesigenes - then Homer called.

Milton: Paradise Regained.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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