The Aiolidai: Sisyphos (page 175)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion

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Hyginus, Fabulae 157

Bellerophon by Eurynome, daughter of Nysus.  Latin Text

ApB 1.9.3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

They had a son Glaucus, who had by Eurymede a son Bellerophon, who slew the fire breathing Chimera.  Greek Text

Pindar, Olympian 13.63-69

Bellerophon, who once suffered greatly when beside the spring he wanted to harness Pegasus, the son of the snake-entwined Gorgon; [65] until the maiden Pallas brought to him a bridle with golden cheek-pieces. The dream suddenly became waking reality, and she spoke: “Are you sleeping, king, son of Aeolus? Come, take this charm for the horse; and, sacrificing a white bull, show it to your ancestor, Poseidon the Horse-Tamer.”  Greek Text

Eumelos fr 7 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 111, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Asklepiades 12F1 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 166-67, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Palaiphatos 25 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3, pt. 2, p. 33, ed. N. Festa. Leipzig 1894.

Glaucus and Sisyphus:  They say that he was swallowed up by the horses, not knowing that he was a horse-breeder and undertook large expenses and did not take care of his own affairs, and ate away and finally destroyed his livelihood.   Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 6.20.19

There is another Taraxippus at the Isthmus, namely Glaucus, the son of Sisyphus. They say that he was killed by his horses, when Acastus held his contests in honor of his father.  Greek Text

Hyginus, Fabulae 250

His own mares devoured Glaucus, son of Sisyphus, at the funeral games of Pelias.  Latin Text

Hyginus, Fabulae 273

in the four-horse chariot race, Iolaus, son of Iphicles, won over Glaucus, son of Sisyphus, and Glaucus’ snappish horses tore him apart.   Latin Text

Servius, Scholia at Vergil, Georgics 3.268 – Servii Grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii Bucolica et Georgica Commentarii, pp. 296-97, ed. G. Thilo. Leipzig 1881.

Latin Text

Nostoi fr 6 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 97, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.4.3

Sisyphus had other sons besides Glaucus, the father of Bellerophontes a second was Ornytion, and besides him there were Thersander and Almus.  Greek Text

Aischylos, Hoplon Krisis (Judgment of Arms) fr 175 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 4, p. 289, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

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