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Herodotus, Histories 8.55

I will tell why I have mentioned this. In that acropolis is a shrine of Erechtheus, called the “Earthborn,” and in the shrine are an olive tree and a pool of salt water. The story among the Athenians is that they were set there by Poseidon and Athena as tokens when they contended for the land. It happened that the olive tree was burnt by the barbarians with the rest of the sacred precinct, but on the day after its burning, when the Athenians ordered by the king to sacrifice went up to the sacred precinct, they saw a shoot of about a cubit’s length sprung from the stump, and they reported this  Greek Text.

Simonides fr 534 PMGPoetae Melici Graeci, p. 277, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Simonides [says] that Oreithuia was from Brilessos and that she was snatched and carried away from Thrace to the Sarpedonian Rock (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey).

Akusilaos 2F30 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 55, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 5.19.1

In the fourth space on the chest as you go round from the left is Boreas, who has carried off Oreithyia; instead of feet he has serpents’ tails. Then comes the combat between Heracles and Geryones, who is represented as three men joined to one another. There is Theseus holding a lyre, and by his side is Ariadne gripping a crown. Achilles and Memnon are fighting; their mothers stand by their side  Greek Text

Hellanikos of Lesbos 4F38 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 119, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Hellanikos of Lesbos 4F39 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 119, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

♠ Parian Marble 239 FGrH – Fragments of the Greek historians cited according to F. Jacoby, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (Leiden 1923-58)

♠ Rhodian Kastor 250F4 – Fragments of the Greek historians cited according to F. Jacoby, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (Leiden 1923-58)

Revised by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2021

 

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