Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica eBook

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Oxyrhynchus Papyri 1359 fr. 3 (early 3rd cent.  A.D.):  (ll. 17-24) (68) ....Cleopatra ....the daughter of.... ....But an eagle caught up Ganymede for Zeus because he vied with the immortals in beauty.... ....rich-tressed Diomede; and she bare Hyacinthus, the blameless one and strong.... ....whom, on a time Phoebus himself slew unwittingly with a ruthless disk....


(1) A catalogue of heroines each of whom was introduced with the
     words E OIE, `Or like her’.
(2) An antiquarian writer of Byzantium, c. 490-570 A.D.
(3) Constantine VII. `Born in the Porphyry Chamber’, 905-959
(4) “Berlin Papyri”, 7497 (left-hand fragment) and “Oxyrhynchus
     Papyri”, 421 (right-hand fragment).  For the restoration see
     “Class.  Quart.” vii. 217-8.
(5) As the price to be given to her father for her:  so in
     “Iliad” xviii. 593 maidens are called `earners of oxen’. 
     Possibly Glaucus, like Aias (fr. 68, ll. 55 ff.), raided the
     cattle of others.
(6) i.e.  Glaucus should father the children of others.  The
     curse of Aphrodite on the daughters of Tyndareus (fr. 67)
     may be compared.
(7) Porphyry, scholar, mathematician, philosopher and historian,
     lived 233-305 (?) A.D.  He was a pupil of the neo-Platonist
(8) Author of a geographical lexicon, produced after 400 A.D.,
     and abridged under Justinian.
(9) Archbishop of Thessalonica 1175-1192 (?) A.D., author of
     commentaries on Pindar and on the “Iliad” and “Odyssey”.
(10) In the earliest times a loin-cloth was worn by athletes, but
     was discarded after the 14th Olympiad.
(11) Slight remains of five lines precede line 1 in the original: 
     after line 20 an unknown number of lines have been lost, and
     traces of a verse preceding line 21 are here omitted. 
     Between lines 29 and 30 are fragments of six verses which do
     not suggest any definite restoration. (NOTE:  Line
     enumeration is that according to Evelyn-White; a slightly
     different line numbering system is adopted in the original
     publication of this fragment. —­ DBK)
(12) The end of Schoeneus’ speech, the preparations and the
     beginning of the race are lost.
(13) Of the three which Aphrodite gave him to enable him to
     overcome Atalanta.
(14) The geographer; fl. c.24 B.C.
(15) Of Miletus, flourished about 520 B.C.  His work, a mixture
     of history and geography, was used by Herodotus.
(16) The Hesiodic story of the daughters of Proetus can be
     reconstructed from these sources.  They were sought in
     marriage by all the Greeks (Pauhellenes), but having
     offended Dionysus (or, according to Servius, Juno), were
     afflicted with a disease which destroyed their beauty (or

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