The Children of Tyro: Neleus (page 187)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion

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Bakchylides, Paianes fr 4.50-51 SM – Bacchylidis Carmina cum fragmentis, pp. 83-87, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1970.

Pindar, Pythian 4.124-26

And both his father’s brothers [125] came when they heard the report of Jason. Pheres was near by; he came from the Hypereian spring, and Amythaon came from Messene.  Greek Text

ApB 1.9.11-12 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Cretheus founded Iolcus and married Tyro, daughter of Salmoneus, by whom he had sons, Aeson, Amythaon, and Pheres. Amythaon dwelt in Pylus and married Idomene, daughter of Pheres, and there were born to him two sons, Bias and Melampus. The latter lived in the country, and before his house there was an oak, in which there was a lair of snakes. His servants killed the snakes, but Melampus gathered wood and burnt the reptiles, and reared the young ones. And when the young were full grown, they stood beside him at each of his shoulders as he slept, and they purged his ears with their tongues. He started up in a great fright, but understood the voices of the birds flying overhead, and from what he learned from them he foretold to men what should come to pass. He acquired besides the art of taking the auspices, and having fallen in with Apollo at the Alpheus he was ever after an excellent soothsayer.  Continue Reading  Greek Text

Scholion at Theokritos 3.43c – Scholia in Theocritum Vetera, pp. 129-30, ed C. Wendel. Stuttgart 1914.

Greek Text

Eustathios’ commentary on the Odyssey p. 1685, 37 – Eustathii Commentarii ad Homeri Odysseam, Vol. 1, pp. 415-16. Leipzig 1825.

Greek Text

Scholion at Homer, Odyssey 11.290 – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam, vol. 2, pp. 499-500, ed. W. Dindorf. Oxford 1855. 

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Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 37 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 25, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 129 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 62-63, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 130 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 64, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 131 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 64, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Pherekydes 3F114 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 90-91, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

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

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