The Aiolidai: Sisyphos (page 173 lower)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion

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Homer, Iliad 6.153-55

and there dwelt Sisyphus that was craftiest of men, Sisyphus, son of Aeolus; and he begat a son Glaucus; and Glaucus begat peerless Bellerophon.  Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 11.593-600

Aye, and I saw Sisyphus in violent torment, seeking to raise a monstrous stone with both his hands. Verily he would brace himself with hands and feet, and thrust the stone toward the crest of a hill, but as often as he was about to heave it over the top, the weight would turn it back, and then down again to the plain would come rolling the ruthless stone. But he would strain again and thrust it back, and the sweat flowed down from his limbs, and dust rose up from his head.  Greek Text

Alkaios 38 LP – Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta, pp. 128-29, ed. E. Lobel and D.L. Page. Oxford 1955.

Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2022

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