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Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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The whole tract is, of course, mere romance; its only values are 1) the insight it give into ancient speculations about Homer; 2) a certain amount of definite information about the Cyclic poems; and 3) the epic fragments included in the stichomythia of the "Contest" proper, many of which—did we possess the clue—would have to be referred to poems of the Epic Cycle.





BIBLIOGRAPHY

HESIOD.—The classification and numerations of MSS. here followed is that of Rzach (1913). It is only necessary to add that on the whole the recovery of Hesiodic papyri goes to confirm the authority of the mediaeval MSS. At the same time these fragments have produced much that is interesting and valuable, such as the new lines, "Works and Days" 169 a-d, and the improved readings ib. 278, "Theogony" 91, 93. Our chief gains from papyri are the numerous and excellent fragments of the Catalogues which have been recovered.

     "Works and Days":—

     S    Oxyrhynchus Papyri 1090.
     A    Vienna, Rainer Papyri L.P. 21-9 (4th cent.).
     B    Geneva, Naville Papyri Pap. 94 (6th cent.).
     C    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2771 (11th cent.).
     D    Florence, Laur. xxxi 39 (12th cent.).
     E    Messina, Univ. Lib. Preexistens 11 (12th-13th cent.).
     F    Rome, Vatican 38 (14th cent.).
     G    Venice, Marc. ix 6 (14th cent.).
     H    Florence, Laur. xxxi 37 (14th cent.).
     I    Florence, Laur. xxxii 16 (13th cent.).
     K    Florence, Laur. xxxii 2 (14th cent.).
     L    Milan, Ambros. G 32 sup. (14th cent.).
     M    Florence, Bibl. Riccardiana 71 (15th cent.).
     N    Milan, Ambros. J 15 sup. (15th cent.).
     O    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2773 (14th cent.).
     P    Cambridge, Trinity College (Gale MS.), O.9.27 (13th-14th
          cent.).
     Q    Rome, Vatican 1332 (14th cent.).

     These MSS. are divided by Rzach into the following families,
     issuing from a common original:—

     {Omega}a = C
     {Omega}b = F,G,H
     {Psi}a = D
     {Psi}b = I,K,L,M
     {Phi}a = E
     {Phi}b = N,O,P,Q

"Theogony":—

     N    Manchester, Rylands GK. Papyri No. 54 (1st cent. B.C.—1st
          cent. A.D.).
     O    Oxyrhynchus Papyri 873 (3rd cent.).
     A    Paris, Bibl. Nat. Suppl. Graec. (papyrus) 1099 (4th-5th
          cent.).
     B    London, British Museam clix (4th cent.).
     R    Vienna, Rainer Papyri L.P. 21-9 (4th cent.).
     C    Paris, Bibl. Nat. Suppl. Graec. 663 (12th cent.).
     D    Florence, Laur. xxxii 16 (13th cent.).
     E    Florence, Laur., Conv. suppr. 158 (14th cent.).
     F    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2833 (15th cent.).
     G    Rome, Vatican 915 (14th cent.).
     H    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2772 (14th cent.).
     I    Florence, Laur. xxxi 32 (15th cent.).
     K    Venice, Marc. ix 6 (15th cent.).
     L    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2708 (15th cent.).

     These MSS. are divided into two families:

     {Omega}a = C,D
     {Omega}b = E,F
     {Omega}c = G,H,I
     {Psi} = K,L

"Shield of Heracles":—

     P    Oxyrhynchus Papyri 689 (2nd cent.).
     A    Vienna, Rainer Papyri L.P. 21-29 (4th cent.).
     Q    Berlin Papyri, 9774 (1st cent.).
     B    Paris, Bibl. Nat., Suppl. Graec. 663 (12th cent.).
     C    Paris, Bibl. Nat., Suppl. Graec. 663 (12th cent.).
     D    Milan, Ambros. C 222 (13th cent.).
     E    Florence, Laur. xxxii 16 (13th cent.).
     F    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2773 (14th cent.).
     G    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2772 (14th cent.).
     H    Florence, Laur. xxxi 32 (15th cent.).
     I    London, British Museaum Harleianus (14th cent.).
     K    Rome, Bibl. Casanat. 356 (14th cent.)
     L    Florence, Laur. Conv. suppr. 158 (14th cent.).
     M    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2833 (15th cent.).

     These MSS. belong to two families:

     {Omega}a = B,C,D,F
     {Omega}b = G,H,I
     {Psi}a = E
     {Psi}b = K,L,M

     To these must be added two MSS. of mixed family:

     N    Venice, Marc. ix 6 (14th cent.).
     O    Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2708 (15th cent.).


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