P. 410

Hesiod, Theogony 215-16

and the Hesperides who guard the rich, golden apples and the trees bearing fruit beyond glorious Ocean.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Theogony 274-75

and the Gorgons who dwell beyond glorious Ocean [275] in the frontier land towards Night where are the clear-voiced Hesperides  Greek Text

Hesiod, Theogony 333-35

and Ceto was joined in love to Phorcys and bore her youngest, the awful snake who guards [335] the apples all of gold in the secret places of the dark earth at its great bounds.  Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F16 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 65, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Pherekydes 3F17 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 65-66, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Scholion at Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 4.1396 – Scholia in Apollonium Rhodium vetera, pp. 622-24, ed. C. Wendel. Berlin 1935.

Greek Text

Panyasis fr 11 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 177-78, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Sophokles, Trachiniai 1090-91

O shoulders and chest and trusty arms, you are indeed those noted arms which once subdued with your might the dweller in Nemea  Greek Text 

Sophokles, Trachiniai 1099-1100

you tamed the dragon [1100] that guarded the golden fruit in the farthest places of the earth.  Greek Text

Euripides, Herakles Mainomenos (Hercules Furens) 394-407

And he came to those minstrel maids, [395] to their orchard in the west, to pluck from golden leaves the apple-bearing fruit, when he had slain the tawny dragon, whose terrible coils were twined all round to guard it; [400] and he made his way into ocean’s lairs, bringing calm to men that use the oar. And he stretched out his hands to uphold the firmament, [405] seeking the home of Atlas, and on his manly shoulders took the starry mansions of the gods.  Greek Text

Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 3 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 3-4, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text

Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 4 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 4-5, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text


Edited By Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Langages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2022

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