Adrastos, Eriphyle, and Amphiaraos (page 508)

Chapter 14: Thebes

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Σ Nem 9.30bScholia to Pindar, Nemean Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina, ed. A. B. Drachmann. Vol. 3, pp. 152-54. Leipzig 1927.

Greek Text

Σ Od 11.326 – Scholia to Homer, OdysseyScholia Graeca in Homeri Odysseam 2, pp. 507-8, ed. W. Dindorf. Oxford 1855.

Maira, daughter of Proitos, son of Thersander, and of Anteia, daughter of Aphianax, was outstanding for her beauty.  As she placed a very high value on her virginity, she used to follow Artemis to the hunt.  Zeus desired her, and he came to her by stealth, and seduced her.  She became pregnant and bore a child, Lokros by name, who dwelt at Thebes with Amphion and Zethos.  The story goes that Maira was shot by the bow of Artemis because of no longer attending at the hunt.  This is told by Pherekydes.  V.  (Transl. Mary Emerson)   Greek Text

 Asklepiades 12F29 FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 174, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Σ Nem 9.35 – Scholia to Pindar, Nemean Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina, ed. A. B. Drachmann. Vol. 3, pp. 154-55. Leipzig 1927.

Il 14.121 – Homer, Iliad

And he [Tydeus] wedded one of the daughters of Adrastus, and dwelt in a house rich in substance. Greek Text

 Pherekydes 3F122 FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 92-93, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

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

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