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Chapter 8: Minos and Krete

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Il 18.486 – Homer, Iliad

the Pleiades, and the Hyades and the mighty Orion.  Greek Text

Od 5.121-24 – Homer, Odyssey

Thus, when rosy-fingered Dawn took to herself Orion, ye gods that live at ease begrudged her, till in Ortygia chaste Artemis of the golden throne assailed him with her gentle shafts and slew him.  Greek Text

Od 11.572-75 – Homer, Odyssey

And after him I marked huge Orion driving together over the field of asphodel wild beasts which he himself had slain on the lonely hills, [575] and in his hands he held a club all of bronze, ever unbroken.  Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F52 FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 76, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Artemis slew Orion in Delos. They say that this son of Earth was enormous in his body. But Pherekydes says that he was the son of Poseidon and Euryale. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  Greek Text 

Katast 32 – Pseudo-Eratosthenes, KatasterismoiMythographi Graeci 3.1, pp. 37-39, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 148a MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 72-73, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

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Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2023

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