Hades, Tartaros, Elysion (page 132)

Chapter 3: Olympos, the Underworld, and Minor Divinities

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Homer, Odyssey 4.561-69

But for thyself, Menelaus, fostered of Zeus, it is not ordained that thou shouldst die and meet thy fate in horse-pasturing Argos, but to the Elysian plain and the bounds of the earth will the immortals convey thee, where dwells fair-haired Rhadamanthus, and where life is easiest for men. No snow is there, nor heavy storm, nor ever rain, but ever does Ocean send up blasts of the shrill-blowing West Wind that they may give cooling to men; for thou hast Helen to wife, and art in their eyes the husband of the daughter of Zeus. Greek Text

Alkman 7 PMGPoetae Melici Graeci, p. 27, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Pindar, Pythian 11.61-64

and of the strength of Castor, and of you, lord Polydeuces, sons of the gods: you who dwell for one day at home in Therapne, and for the other in Olympus.  Greek Text

Pindar, Nemean 10.55-57

Changing places in alternation, the Dioscuri spend one day beside their dear father Zeus, and the other beneath the depths of the earth in the hollows of Therapne, each fulfilling an equal destiny.  Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F109 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 89, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 1.51-55

Nor at Alope stayed the sons of Hermes, rich in corn-land, well skilled in craftiness, Erytus and Echion, and with them on their departure their kinsman Aethalides went as the third; him near the streams of Amphrysus Eupolemeia bare, the daughter of Myrmidon, from Phthia. Greek Text

Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera, Argonautika 1.643f

Greek Text

Proklos, summary of Aithiopis, p. 69 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.


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

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