Kadmos (page 468)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Paus 9.5.8 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

The writer of the poem on Europa says that Amphion was the first harpist, and that Hermes was his teacher. He also says that Amphion‘s songs drew even stones and beasts after him. Myro of Byzantium, a poetess who wrote epic and elegiac poetry, states that Amphion was the first to set up an altar to Hermes, and for this reason was presented by him with a harp. It is also said that Amphion is punished in Hades for being among those who made a mock of Leto and her children. Greek Text

Mousaios 2B1 – Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 22, ed. H. Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.

[4 Kern (Rostock 1848)]. SCHOL. APOLL. RHOD. III 1179  In the Titanographia Mousaios says that from Delphi  Kadmos followed the cow that went before and guided him.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  Greek Text

 3F88 Pherekydes FGrH – Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker 1, p. 84, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

 3F22 Pherekydes FGrH – Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 67-68, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Py 9.82-83 – Pindar, Pythian Odes

He was buried below the earth by the tomb of the charioteer Amphitryon, his father’s father, where he lay as the guest of the Sown Men. Greek Text

Is 1.30 – Pindar, Isthmean Odes

The son of Iphicles, who was of the same city as the race of the Sown MenGreek Text

Is 7.1 – Pindar, Isthmean Odes

Or in the Sown Men, untiring with the spear? Greek Text

fr 29 SM – Pindar, Hymnoi – Pindarus 2, p. 8, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.

Hepta 412-13 – Aischylos, Hepta epi Thebas (Seven against Thebes)

His race springs from the men sown of the dragon’s teeth, from one of those whom Ares spared, and so Melanippus is truly born of our land. Greek Text

ΣA Il 2.494 – Scholia A to Homer, Iliad – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem I, p. 112-14, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.  

Greek Text

Same as

 4F51 Hellanikos FGrH – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 121, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

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