♠ Ibykos 291 PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 151 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.
Ibykos was the first to say that Achilleus, after arriving in the Elysian plain, married Medeia.; after him, Simonides said the same. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)
♠ Palatine Anthology (Greek Anthology) 3.13, ed. W. R. Paton, vol. 1, pp. 102-3. Cambridge, Mass. 1916
♠ Ibykos 294 PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 152 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.
♠ Hesiod, Works and Days 157-73
But when earth had covered this generation also, Zeus the son of Cronos made yet another, the fourth, upon the fruitful earth, which was nobler and more righteous, a god-like race of hero-men who are called demi-gods, the race before our own, throughout the boundless earth. Grim war and dread battle destroyed a part of them, some in the land of Cadmus at seven-gated Thebes when they fought for the flocks of Oedipus, and some, when it had brought them in ships over the great sea gulf to Troy for rich-haired Helen’s sake: there death’s end enshrouded a part of them. But to the others father Zeus the son of Cronos gave a living and an abode apart from men, and made them dwell at the ends of earth. And they live untouched by sorrow in the islands of the blessed along the shore of deep-swirling Ocean, happy heroes for whom the grain-giving earth bears honey-sweet fruit flourishing thrice a year, far from the deathless gods, and Cronos rules over them; or the father of men and gods released him from his bonds. And these last equally have honor and glory. Greek Text
Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2021
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