The Titans (page 42)

Chapter 1: The Early Gods

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Pindar fr 249a SM – Pindarus 2, p. 143, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975. = Dithyrambus 2, Pindarus 2, p. 75, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.

Ovid, Metamorphoses 9.85-88

Not yet content he laid his fierce right hand
on my tough horn, and broke and tore it from
my mutilated head.—This horn, now heaped
with fruits delicious and sweet-smelling flowers,
the Naiads have held sacred from that hour,
devoted to the bounteous goddess Plenty. Latin Text

ApB 2.7.5 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And having come to Calydon, Hercules wooed Deianira, daughter of Oeneus. He wrestled for her hand with Achelous, who assumed the likeness of a bull; but Hercules broke off one of his horns. So Hercules married Deianira, but Achelous recovered the horn by giving the horn of Amalthea in its stead. Now Amalthea was a daughter of Haemonius, and she had a bull’s horn, which, according to Pherecydes, had the power of supplying meat or drink in abundance, whatever one might wish. Greek Text

Lactantius Placidus Σ Statius: Thebaid 4.106 – Lactantii Placidi qui dicitur commentarios in Statii Thebaida et commentarium in Achilleida, ed. R. Jahnke. P. Papinius Statius 3, pp. 196-97. Leipzig 1898.

Latin Text

Epimenides, Theogony 3B23 Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 37, ed. H. Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.

Epimenides, Theogony 3B24 Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 37, ed. H. Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.

Pseudo-Eratosthenes, Katasterismoi 27 – Mythographi Graeci vol. 3.1, pp. 33-34, ed. A. Olivieri. Leipzig 1897.

Greek Text

Hyginus, De Astronomia 2.28

CAPRICORN OR SEA GOAT: This sign resembles Aegipan, whom Jupiter wished to be put among the constellations because he was nourished with him, just as he put the goat nurse we have mentioned before. He, first, as Eratosthenes says, when Jupiter attacked the Titans, is said to have cast into the enemy the fear that is called panikos. The lower part of his body has fish formation, because he hurled shellfish against the enemy, too, instead of stonesLatin Text

Korinna 654 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, pp. 326-33 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Euripides, Kretes fr 472 N²  – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, pp. 505-7, ed. A. Nauck2nd  ed. Leipzig 1889.

Greek Text

Euripides, Bakchai 120-34

O secret chamber of the Kouretes and you holy Cretan caves, parents to Zeus, where the Korybantes with triple helmet invented for me in their caves this circle, covered with stretched hide; and in their excited revelry they mingled it with the sweet-voiced breath of Phrygian pipes and handed it over to mother Rhea, resounding with the sweet songs of the Bacchae; nearby, raving Satyrs were fulfilling the rites of the mother goddess, and they joined it to the dances of the biennial festivals, in which Dionysus rejoices. Greek Text

Kallimachos, Hymn 1.51-53 – Callimachus 2, p. 3, ed. R. Pfeiffer. Oxford 1949-53

Kallimachos, Hymn 1.46 – Callimachus 2, p. 3, ed. R. Pfeiffer. Oxford 1949-53

Adresteia lulled you [Zeus] to sleep. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Apollonios of Rhodes, Argonautika 3.133

I will give thee Zeus’ all-beauteous plaything — the one which his dear nurse Adrasteia made for him, while he still lived a child, with childish ways, in the Idaean cave — a well-rounded ball. Greek Text

ApB 1.1.6-7

Enraged at this, Rhea repaired to Crete, when she was big with Zeus, and brought him forth in a cave of Dicte. She gave him to the Curetes and to the nymphs Adrastia and Ida, daughters of Melisseus, to nurse. So these nymphs fed the child on the milk of Amalthea; and the Curetes in arms guarded the babe in the cave, clashing their spears on their shields in order that Cronus might not hear the child’s voice. But Rhea wrapped a stone in swaddling clothes and gave it to Cronus to swallow, as if it were the newborn child. Greek Text

Hyginus, Fabulae 139

CURETES: After Opis had borne Jove by Saturn, Juno asked her to give him to her, since Saturn and cast Orcus under Tartarus, and Neptune under the sea, because he knew that his son would rob him of the kingdom. When he had asked Opis for what she had borne, in order to devour it, Opis showed him a stone wrapped up like a baby; Saturn devoured it. When he realized what he had done, he started to hunt for Jove throughout the earth. Juno, however, took Jove to the island of Crete, and Amalthea, the child’s nurse, hung him in a cradle from a tree, so that he could be found neither in heaven nor on earth nor in the sea. And lest the cries of the baby be heard, she summoned youths and gave them small brazen shields and spears, and bade them go around the tree making a noise. In Greek they are called “Curetes”; others call them “Corybantes”; these [in Italy?], however are called “Lares.” Latin Text






Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, July 2020

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