Augeias and the Moliones (page 424 lower)

Chapter 13: Herakles

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Ol 10.26-34 – Pindar, Olympian

The laws of Zeus urge me to sing of that extraordinary contest-place which Heracles founded by the ancient tomb of Pelops [25] with its six altars, after he killed Cteatus, the flawless son of Poseidon and Eurytus too, with a will to exact from the unwilling Augeas, strong and violent, the wages for his menial labor. [30] Heracles lay in wait in the thicket below Cleonae, and in his turn overcame those men by the roadside; for once before those arrogant Moliones had destroyed his Tirynthian army, when it was encamped in the valley of Elis Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F79b FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 81-82, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

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Il 2.620-21 – Homer, Iliad

Of these some were led by Amphimachus and Thalpius, of the blood of Actor, sons, the one of Cteatus and the other of Eurytus. Greek Text

Il 11.750-52 – Homer, Iliad

And now had I slain the two Moliones, of the blood of Actor, but that their father, the wide-ruling Shaker of Earth, saved them from war, and shrouded them in thick mist.  Greek Text

Il 23.638-42 – Homer, Iliad

In the chariot race alone the twain sons of Actor outstripped me by force of numbers crowding their horses to the front, being exceeding jealous for victory, [640] for that the goodliest prize abode yet there in the lists. Twin brethren were they— the one drave with sure hand, drave with sure hand, while the other plied the goad.  Greek Text

Hes fr 17 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (The Catalogue of Women) – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 10-11, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

ΣA Il 23.641 (638, 639) – Scholia A to Homer, Iliad – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 2, pp. 266-67, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

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