Antiope, Amphion, and Zethos (page 488 upper)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Aischylos Fr 154a – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, pp. 267-72, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985

Aischylos Fr 160 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 3, p. 275, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1985

Hesiod fr 183 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, ed. R. Merkelbach and M.L. West, p. 87. Oxford 1967

Odyssey 19.518-23

Even as when the daughter of Pandareus, the nightingale of the greenwood, sings sweetly, when spring is newly come, as she sits perched amid the thick leafage of the trees, and with many trilling notes pours forth her rich voice in wailing for her child, dear Itylus, whom she had one day slain with the sword unwittingly, Itylus, the son of king Zethus. Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F125 – Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker 1, p. 93, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957

Pausanias 9.5.9

The son of Zethus was killed through some mistake or other of his mother. Zethus himself died of a broken heart. Greek Text

ApB 3.5.6 Apollodorus, Bibliotheke (Library)

Zethus married Thebe, after whom the city of Thebes is named; and Amphion married Niobe, daughter of Tantalus. Greek Text

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