♠ Homeric Hymn to Apollo 3.62
Leto, most glorious daughter of great Coeus. Greek Text
♠ Hesiod, Theogony 409-11
Also she bore Asteria of happy name, whom Perses once led to his great house to be called his dear wife. And she conceived and bore Hecate whom Zeus the son of Cronos honored above all. Greek Text
♠ Mousaios 2B16 – Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 25, ed. H. Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.
♠ Pindar, Paian 7b.43-52 – Pindarus 2, p. 37, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.
♠ Pindar, Paian 5.40-42 – Pindarus 2, p. 25, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.
♠ Kallimachos, Hymn to Delos 4.36-40 – Callimachus 2, p. 20, ed. R. Pfeiffer. Oxford 1949-53
♠ ApB 1.4.1 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)
Of the daughters of Coeus, Asteria in the likeness of a quail flung herself into the sea in order to escape the amorous advances of Zeus, and a city was formerly called after her Asteria, but afterwards it was named Delos. Greek Text
♠ Hyginus, Fabulae 53
ASTERIE: Though Jove loved Asterie, daughter of Titan, she scorned him. Therefore she was transformed into the bird ortux, which we call a quail, and he cast her into the sea. From her an island sprang up, which was named Ortygia. This was floating. Later Latona was borne there at Jove’s command by the wind Aquilo, at the time when the Python was pursuing her, and there, clinging to an olive, she gave birth to Apollo and Diana. This island later was called Delos. Latin Text
♠ Homeric Hymn 3 to Apollo
Rejoice, blessed Leto, for you bare glorious children, the lord Apollo and Artemis who delights in arrows; her in Ortygia, and him in rocky Delos, as you rested against the great mass of the Cynthian hill hard by a palm-tree by the streams of Inopus. Continue Greek Text
♠ Hesiod, Theogony 507-11
Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled maid Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bore him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bore very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus. Greek Text
♠ Homer, Iliad 478-81
But of thee I reck not in thine anger, no, not though thou shouldst go to the nethermost bounds of earth and sea, where abide Iapetus and Cronos, and have joy neither in the rays of Helios Hyperion nor in any breeze, but deep Tartarus is round about them. Greek Text
♠ ApB 1.2.3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)
To Iapetus and Asia was born Atlas, who has the sky on his shoulders, and Prometheus, and Epimetheus, and Menoetius, he whom Zeus in the battle with the Titans smote with a thunderbolt and hurled down to Tartarus. Greek Text
Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, July 2020
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