Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica eBook

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Plutarch, Thes. 32:  Hereas relates that Alycus was killed by Theseus himself near Aphidna, and quotes the following verses in evidence:  `In spacious Aphidna Theseus slew him in battle long ago for rich-haired Helen’s sake.’ (4)

Fragment #12 —­ Scholiast on Pindar, Nem. x. 114:  (ll. 1-6) `Straightway Lynceus, trusting in his swift feet, made for Taygetus.  He climbed its highest peak and looked throughout the whole isle of Pelops, son of Tantalus; and soon the glorious hero with his dread eyes saw horse-taming Castor and athlete Polydeuces both hidden within a hollow oak.’

Philodemus, On Piety: 
(Stasinus?) writes that Castor was killed with a spear shot by
Idas the son of Aphareus.

Fragment #13 —­
Athenaeus, 35 C: 
`Menelaus, know that the gods made wine the best thing for mortal
man to scatter cares.’

Fragment #14 —­
Laurentian Scholiast on Sophocles, Elect. 157: 
Either he follows Homer who spoke of the three daughters of
Agamemnon, or —­ like the writer of the “Cypria” —­ he makes them
four, (distinguishing) Iphigeneia and Iphianassa.

Fragment #15 —­ (5)
Contest of Homer and Hesiod: 
`So they feasted all day long, taking nothing from their own
houses; for Agamemnon, king of men, provided for them.’

Fragment #16 —­
Louvre Papyrus: 
`I never thought to enrage so terribly the stout heart of
Achilles, for very well I loved him.’

Fragment #17 —­
Pausanias, iv. 2. 7: 
The poet of the “Cypria” says that the wife of Protesilaus —­
who, when the Hellenes reached the Trojan shore, first dared to
land —­ was called Polydora, and was the daughter of Meleager,
the son of Oeneus.

Fragment #18 —­
Eustathius, 119. 4: 
Some relate that Chryseis was taken from Hypoplacian (6) Thebes,
and that she had not taken refuge there nor gone there to
sacrifice to Artemis, as the author of the “Cypria” states, but
was simply a fellow townswoman of Andromache.

Fragment #19 —­
Pausanias, x. 31. 2: 
I know, because I have read it in the epic “Cypria”, that
Palamedes was drowned when he had gone out fishing, and that it
was Diomedes and Odysseus who caused his death.

Fragment #20 —­
Plato, Euthyphron, 12 A: 
`That it is Zeus who has done this, and brought all these things
to pass, you do not like to say; for where fear is, there too is

Fragment #21 —­
Herodian, On Peculiar Diction: 
`By him she conceived and bare the Gorgons, fearful monsters who
lived in Sarpedon, a rocky island in deep-eddying Oceanus.’

Fragment #22 —­
Clement of Alexandria, Stromateis vii. 2. 19: 
Again, Stasinus says:  `He is a simple man who kills the father
and lets the children live.’


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