♠ Kastor 250F4
♠ Euripides, Ion 267
Your father’s ancestor grew from the earth? (Greek Text).
♠ Hesiod, Works and Days 568
After him the shrilly wailing daughter of Pandion, the swallow, appears to men when spring is just beginning. (Greek Text).
♠ Sappho 135 LP – Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta, p. 94, ed. E. Lobel and D. L. Page. Oxford 1955.
♠ Hesiod fr 312 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 162, ed. Merkelbach and M.L. West. Oxford 1967.
Hesiod says that of all birds, only the nightingale has little regard for sleep but lies awake forever. The swallow does not always lie awake and loses but half of its sleep. They pay this penalty because of the insolent incident that occurred at that unlawful banquet in Thrace. (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey).
♠ Scholia to Homer, Odyssey 19.518 – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam, ed. W. Dindorf, vol. 2, pp. 682-84. Oxford 1855.
Updated by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2021
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