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Hdt 4.32 – Herodotos

But Hesiod speaks of Hyperboreans, and Homer too in his poem The Heroes’ Sons, if that is truly the work of Homer. Greek Text

Epigonoi fr 3 PEGPoetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 30, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig, 1987.

Iliad 4.405-10

We declare ourselves to be better men by far than our fathers: we took the seat of Thebe of the seven gates, when we twain had gathered a lesser host against a stronger wall, putting our trust in the portents of the gods and in the aid of Zeus; whereas they perished through their own blind folly. Greek Text

Odyssey 15.248

To him [Amphiaraos] were born sons, Alcmaeon and Amphilochus. Greek Text

Stesichoros, Eriphyle, 148 SLG – Supplentum Lyricis Graecis, ed. D. Page, p. 42. Oxford 1974.

Pindar, Olympian Odes 2.43-45

Yet Polyneices, when laid low, left behind him a son, Thersander, honored in youthful contests and in the battles of war, a scion to defend the house of the descendants of Adrastus. Greek Text

Pindar, Pythian Odes 8.39-55

Once Amphiaraus the son of Oicles spoke in riddling words, when he saw, in seven-gated Thebes, those sons standing by their spears, when they came from Argos on that second march, the Epigoni. Thus he spoke, while they were fighting: “By nature the genuine spirit of the fathers is conspicuous in the sons. I clearly see Alcmaeon, wielding a dappled serpent on his blazing shield, the first at the gates of Cadmus. And he who suffered in the earlier disaster, the hero Adrastus, now has the tidings of a better bird of omen. But at home his luck will be the opposite. For he alone of the Danaan army will gather the bones of his dead son, by the fortune sent from the gods, and come with his people unharmed to the spacious streets of Argos, the city of Abas.” Greek Text


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

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