Kadmos (page 468)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.5.8

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

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

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

Pindar, Pythian 9.82-83

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

Pindar, Isthmean 1.30

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

Pindar, Isthmean 7.1

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

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

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

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 Iliad 2.494 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem I, p. 188, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875. = Hellanikos 4F51 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 121, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

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