P. 501

Odyssey 275-276

Howbeit he abode as lord of the Cadmeans in lovely Thebe, suffering woes through the baneful counsels of the gods, but she went down to the house of Hades, the strong warder. Greek Text

Stesichoros, Lille Fragment 76a, b, c – Melic Poets vol. 1, fr. 222b, M. Davies ed. Oxford 1991. 

Stesichoros, Lille Fragment 73 – Melic Poets vol. 1, fr. 222b, M. Davies ed. Oxford 1991. 

Aischylos, Hepta (Seven Against Thebes) 752-57

He fathered his own death, the parricide Oedipus, who sowed his mother’s sacred field, where he was nurtured, and endured a bloody crop. Madness united the frenzied bridal pair. Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F95  Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker 1p. 86, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957. 

∑ Phoinissai (Phoenician Women) 1760  Scholia in Euripidem, ed. E. Schwartz, vol. 1. Berlin 1887. p. 414

Greek Text

Hesiod fr 129 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 92, ed. R. Merkelbach and M.L. West. Oxford 1967. 

Iliad 23.677-80

Euryalus alone uprose to face him, a godlike man, son of king Mecisteus, son of Talaus, who on a time had come to Thebes for the burial of Oedipus, when he had fallen, and there had worsted all the sons of Cadmus. Greek Text


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

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