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Ibycus, a Greek lyric poet of whose works but few fragments remain. He was a native of Rhegium in Italy, but flourished at the Court of Polycrates of Samos about 540 B.C. He is said to have been killed by robbers near Corinth, and to have called with his dying voice upon a passing flock of cranes to avenge him. The murderers were soon after seated in the theatre when the cranes put in an appearance. One of the guilty wretches inadvertently cried out "See! the avengers of Ibycus!" and thus betrayed himself. "The cranes of Ibycus" became a popular proverb among the Greeks.

“If we would hold the true course in love, our first step must be to turn our eyes not to man, the sight of whom might oftener produce hatred than love, but to God, who requires that the love which we bear to him be diffused among all mankind, so that our fundamental principle must ever be, Let a man be what he may, he is still to be loved because God is loved.”
–Calvin, Institutes