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Chapter 14: Thebes

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♠ W&D 162-63 – Hesiod, Works and Days

Grim war and dread battle destroyed a part of them, some in the land of Cadmus at seven-gated Thebes when they fought for the flocks of Oedipus. Greek Text

Hes fr 193 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 92, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Alkmaon, s[hephe]rd [of] the army . . . the trailing-ro[bed] daughters of Kadmos . . . [was] astounded, seeing the body before . . . of sorrowful Oidipodes . . . beast . . . Danaan [warrior]s, servants of Are[s] . . . to Polyneikes . . . by Zeus’s divine . . .

. . . from deep-swirli[ng] Alpheios on [hor]ses and fast[ened] chariots [Elektryon brought Lysidike,] the gorgeous [daughter] of Pelops. [She bore him child]ren, mount[ing] the same bed: [Gorgophonos] the warrior and the spearman Per[i-] . . . and Nomios and Kelaineus [and] Am[phimachos] and [Deimachos] and Eurybios and famous E[pilaos. And them] the ship-famous Taphi[an]s sl[ew over roll]foot cattle, [sailing] in [s]hips over the s[ea’s] w[i]de back f[rom] the Echinai [islands; but Alkmene] alone was l[eft] as a joy to her pa[rents, dau]ght[er of Lysidike] and [of illustrious El]ektryon . . . to the b[lack-]cloud [son of] Kro[nos] . . .  (Transl. Silvio Curtis)

Hes fr 192 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 91, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

ΣT Il 23.679 –Scholia T to Homer, IliadScholia Graeca in Homeri IliademVol. 6, p. 434-35, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1888. 

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ΣA Il 4.376 –Scholia A to Homer, IliadScholia Graeca in Homeri IliademVol. 1, p. 188, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875. 

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