Tantalos (page 536 upper-with art cited in note)

Chapter 15: The Line of Tantalos

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ΣbT Il 20.234 – Scholia to Homer, Iliad – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 4, pp. 240-41, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1877.

Greek Text

DS 4.74 – Diodoros Siculus, Library of History

But since Tantalus, after he had incurred the enmity of the gods, was driven out of Paphlagonia by Ilus, the son of Tros, we must also set forth all that relates to Ilus and his ancestorsGreek Text

Herodian 1.11Herodian of Antioch’s History of the Roman Empire

As we learn from other sources, a battle is said to have taken place there between Ilus the Phrygian and Tantalus the Lydian. Some say it was a boundary dispute; others, that it was concerned with Ganymede’s kidnapping. The battle continued for a long time on even terms, and a large number of men fell on both sides; this disaster gave the region its name. It was there, so the story goes, that Ganymede was spirited away and disappeared from mortals’ view when his brother and lover tore him limb from limb. After the youth’s body vanished, his sufferings made him immortal when Zeus spirited him away to heaven.  Greek Text

Σ Lyk 355 – Scholia to Lykophron, Alexandra – Lykophronis Alexandra 2, pp. 137-38, ed E. Scheer. Berlin 1908.

Greek Text

♠ Or 5 – Euripides, Orestes

Tantalus, the reputed son of Zeus  Greek Text

Paus 2.22.3 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

but the grave of him [Tantalus] who legend says was son of Zeus and Pluto—it is worth seeing—is on Mount Sipylus.  Greek Text

Σ Od 11.582 – Scholia to Homer, Odyssey – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam 2, p. 523, ed. W. Dindorf. Oxford 1855. 

Greek Text

Σ Or 4 – Scholia to Euripides, Orestes  Scholia in Euripidem 1, pp. 95-96, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1887.

Greek Text

♠ Fab 82 – Hyginus, Fabulae

Tantalus, son of Jove and Pluto, begat Pelops by Dione.  Latin Text

♠ Fab 155 – Hyginus, Fabulae

Tantalus by Pluto, daughter of HimasLatin Text

Nonnos, Dionysiaka 7.119

The third to Pluto’s bridal brings the lord of high Olympos.  Greek Text

♠ Fab 155 – Hyginus, Fabulae

See above

Σ Or 4 – Scholia to Euripides, Orestes  Scholia in Euripidem 1, pp. 95-96, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1887.

Greek Text

 Dositheos 54F1 FGrH – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1,pp. 295-96, ed. F. Jacoby. 2 nd ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Σ Or 11 – Scholia to Euripides, Orestes  Scholia in Euripidem 1, p. 97, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1887.

Greek Text

 Pherekydes 3F40 FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 73, ed. F. Jacoby. 2 nd ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

♠ Fab 9 – Hyginus, Fabulae

Niobe, daughter of Tantalus and Dione  Latin Text

♠ Fab 83 – Hyginus, Fabulae

Pelops, son of Tantalus and Dione  Greek Text

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Literary sources edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2024.

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