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
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
(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