Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica eBook

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Fragment #15 —­
Anecd.  Oxon (Cramer), iii. p. 318. not.: 
`With the pitiless smoke of black pitch and of cedar.’

Fragment #16 —­
Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, Arg. i. 757: 
`But he himself in the swelling tide of the rain-swollen river.’

Fragment #17 —­
Stephanus of Byzantium: 
(The river) Parthenius, `Flowing as softly as a dainty maiden

Fragment #18 —­
Scholiast on Theocritus, xi. 75: 
`Foolish the man who leaves what he has, and follows after what
he has not.’

Fragment #19 —­
`The deeds of the young, the counsels of the middle-aged, and the
prayers of the aged.’

Fragment #20 —­
Porphyr, On Abstinence, ii. 18. p. 134: 
`Howsoever the city does sacrifice, the ancient custom is best.’

Fragment #21 —­
Scholiast on Nicander, Theriaca, 452: 
`But you should be gentle towards your father.’

Fragment #22 —­
Plato, Epist. xi. 358: 
`And if I said this, it would seem a poor thing and hard to

Fragment #23 —­
Bacchylides, v. 191-3: 
Thus spake the Boeotian, even Hesiod (2), servant of the sweet
Muses:  `whomsoever the immortals honour, the good report of
mortals also followeth him.’


(1) This and the following fragment are meant to be read
     together. —­ DBK
(2) cp.  Hesiod “Theogony” 81 ff.  But Theognis 169, `Whomso the
     god honour, even a man inclined to blame praiseth him’, is
     much nearer.


Fragment #1 —­
Galen, de plac.  Hipp. et Plat. i. 266: 
`And then it was Zeus took away sense from the heart of Athamas.’

Fragment #2 —­
Scholiast on Homer, Od. vii. 104: 
`They grind the yellow grain at the mill.’

Fragment #3 —­
Scholiast on Pindar, Nem. ii. 1: 
`Then first in Delos did I and Homer, singers both, raise our
strain —­ stitching song in new hymns —­ Phoebus Apollo with the
golden sword, whom Leto bare.’

Fragment #4 —­
Julian, Misopogon, p. 369: 
`But starvation on a handful is a cruel thing.’

Fragment #5 —­
Servius on Vergil, Aen. iv. 484: 
Hesiod says that these Hesperides.... ....daughters of Night,
guarded the golden apples beyond Ocean:  `Aegle and Erythea and
ox-eyed Hesperethusa.’ (1)

Fragment #6 —­
Plato, Republic, iii. 390 E: 
`Gifts move the gods, gifts move worshipful princes.’

Fragment #7 —­ (2)
Clement of Alexandria, Strom. v. p. 256: 
`On the seventh day again the bright light of the sun....’

Fragment #8 —­
Apollonius, Lex.  Hom.: 
`He brought pure water and mixed it with Ocean’s streams.’

Fragment #9 —­
Stephanus of Byzantium: 
`Aspledon and Clymenus and god-like Amphidocus.’ (sons of

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