Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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1747 (return)
[ c. 1110-1180 A.D. His chief work was a poem, "Chiliades", in accentual verse of nearly 13,000 lines.]

1748 (return)
[ According to this account Iphigeneia was carried by [Artemis] to the Taurie Chersonnese (the Crimea). The Tauri (Herodotus iv. 103) identified their maiden-goddess with Iphigeneia; but Euripides ("Iphigeneia in Tauris") makes her merely priestess of the goddess.]

1749 (return)
[ Of Alexandria. He lived in the 5th century, and compiled a Greek Lexicon.]

1750 (return)
[ For his murder [Minos] exacted a yearly tribute of boys and girls, to be devoured by the Minotaur, from the Athenians.]

1751 (return)
[ Of Naucratis. His "Deipnosophistae" ("Dons at Dinner") is an encyclopaedia of miscellaneous topics in the form of a dialogue. His date is c. 230 A.D.]

1752 (return)
[ There is a fancied connection between LAAS ('stone') and LAOS ('people'). The reference is to the stones which [Deucalion] and Pyrrha transformed into men and women after the Flood.]

1753 (return)
[ Eustathius identifies Ileus with Oileus, father of Aias. Here again is fanciful etymology, ILEUS being similar to ILEOS (complaisant, gracious).]

1754 (return)
[ Imitated by Vergil, "Aeneid" vii. 808, describing Camilla.]

1755 (return)
[ c. 600 A.D., a lecturer and grammarian of Constantinople.]

1756 (return)
[ Priest of Apollo, and, according to Homer, discoverer of wine. Maronea in Thrace is said to have been called after him.]

1757 (return)
[ The crow was originally white, but was turned black by Apollo in his anger at the news brought by the bird.]

1758 (return)
[ A philosopher of [Athens] under Hadrian and Antonius. He became a Christian and wrote a defence of the Christians addressed to Antoninus Pius.]

1759 (return)
[ Zeus slew Asclepus (fr. 90) because of his success as a healer, and Apollo in revenge killed the Cyclopes (fr. 64). In punishment Apollo was forced to serve Admetus as herdsman. (Cp. Euripides, "Alcestis", 1-8)]

1760 (return)
[ For [Cyrene] and Aristaeus, cp. Vergil, "Georgics", iv. 315 ff.]

1761 (return)
[ A writer on mythology of uncertain date.]

1762 (return)
[ In Epirus. The oracle was first consulted by [Deucalion] and Pyrrha after the Flood. Later writers say that the god responded in the rustling of leaves in the oaks for which the place was famous.]

1763 (return)
[ The fragment is part of a leaf from a papyrus book of the 4th century A.D.]

1764 (return)
[ According to Homer and later writers [Meleager] wasted away when his mother Althea burned the brand on which his life depended, because he had slain her brothers in the dispute for the hide of the Calydonian boar. (Cp. Bacchylides, "Ode" v. 136 ff.)]

1765 (return)
[ The fragment probably belongs to the "Catalogues" proper rather than to the Eoiae; but, as its position is uncertain, it may conveniently be associated with Frags. 99A and the "Shield of Heracles".]

1766 (return)
[ Most of the smaller restorations appear in the original publication, but the larger are new: these last are highly conjectual, there being no definite clue to the general sense.]

1767 (return)
[ Alcmaon (who took part in the second of the two heroic Theban expeditions) is perhaps mentioned only incidentally as the son of [Amphiaraus], who seems to be clearly indicated in ll. 7-8, and whose story occupies ll. 5-10. At l. 11 the subject changes and Electryon is introduced as father of Alcmena.]

1768 (return)
[ The association of ll. 1-16 with ll. 17-24 is presumed from the apparent mention of [Erichthonius] in l. 19. A new section must then begin at l. 21. See "Ox. Pap." pt. xi. p. 55 (and for restoration of ll. 5-16, ib. p. 53). ll. 19-20 are restored by the Translator.]

1801 (return)
[ A mountain peak near [Thebes] which took its name from the Sphinx (called in "Theogony" l. 326 PHIX).]

1802 (return)
[ Cyanus was a glass-paste of deep blue colour: the 'zones' were concentric bands in which were the scenes described by the poet. The figure of Fear (l. 44) occupied the centre of the shield, and [Oceanus] (l. 314) enclosed the whole.]

1803 (return)
[ 'She who drives herds,' i.e. 'The Victorious', since herds were the chief spoil gained by the victor in ancient warfare.]

1804 (return)
[ The cap of darkness which made its wearer invisible.]

1805 (return)
[ The existing text of the vineyard scene is a compound of two different versions, clumsily adapted, and eked out with some makeshift additions.]

1806 (return)
[ The conception is similar to that of the sculptured group at [Athens] of Two Lions devouring a Bull (Dickens, "Cat. of the Acropolis Museaum", No. 3).]

1901 (return)
[ A Greek sophist who taught rhetoric at Rome in the time of Hadrian. He is the author of a collection of proverbs in three books.]

2001 (return)
[ When Heracles prayed that a son might be born to Telamon and Eriboea, Zeus sent forth an eagle in token that the prayer would be granted. Heracles then bade the parents call their son Aias after the eagle ('aietos').]

2002 (return)
[ Oenomaus, king of Pisa in Elis, warned by an oracle that he should be killed by his son-in-law, offered his daughter Hippodamia to the man who could defeat him in a chariot race, on condition that the defeated suitors should be slain by him. Ultimately Pelops, through the treachery of the charioteer of Oenomaus, became victorious.]

2003 (return)
[ sc. to Scythia.]

2004 (return)
[ In the Homeric "Hymn to Hermes" Battus almost disappears from the story, and a somewhat different account of the stealing of the cattle is given.]

2101 (return)
[ sc. Colophon. Proclus in his abstract of the "Returns" (sc. of the [heroes] from Troy) says Calchas and his party were present at the death of Teiresias at Colophon, perhaps indicating another version of this story.]

2102 (return)
[ ll. 1-2 are quoted by Athenaeus, ii. p. 40; ll. 3-4 by Clement of Alexandria, Stromateis vi. 2. 26. Buttman saw that the two fragments should be joined. (NOTE: These two fragments should be read together.—DBK)]

2201 (return)
[ sc. the [golden fleece] of the ram which carried Phrixus and Helle away from Athamas and Ino. When he reached Colchis Phrixus sacrificed the ram to Zeus.]

2202 (return)
[ Euboea properly means the 'Island of fine Cattle (or Cows)'.]

2301 (return)
[ This and the following fragment are meant to be read together.—DBK]

2302 (return)
[ cp. Hesiod "Theogony" 81 ff. But Theognis 169, 'Whomso the god honour, even a man inclined to blame praiseth him', is much nearer.]

2401 (return)
[ Cf. Scholion on Clement, "Protrept." i. p. 302.]

2402 (return)
[ This line may once have been read in the text of "Works and Days" after l. 771.]