♠ 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  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  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.
♠ 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  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,  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;  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,  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.
♠ Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 4 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 4-5, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.
Edited By Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Langages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2022
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