Pelops and Hippodameia (page 544)

Ch. 15: The Line of Tantalos

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♠ Cho 503 – Aischylos, Choephoroi

and let not this seed of Pelops’ line be blotted out  Greek Text

Aias 1291-94 – Sophokles, Aias

Are you not aware of the fact that your father’s father Pelops long ago was a barbarian, a Phrygian? That Atreus, your own begetter, set before his brother a most unholy feast made from the flesh of his brother’s children?  Greek Text

Ibykos 308 PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 157 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Hes fr 224 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 111, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Pausanias ii. 6. 5 (about the father of Sikyon)

Indeed Hesiod…made Sikyon the son of Erechtheus.  (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey).

Pherekydes 3F20 FGrH Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 66, ed. F. Jacoby. 2 nd ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F132 FGrHDie Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 94, ed. F. Jacoby. 2 nd ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Theog 773-74 – Theognid – Iambi et Elegi Graeci 1, p. 211, ed. M.L. West. Oxford 1971.

Med 683-84 – Euripides, Medea

Aegeus
There is a man named Pittheus, king of Trozen.

Medea
The son of Pelops and a man most pious, they say.  Greek Text

Hkld 207 – Euripides, Herakleidai

Pittheus was son of Pelops, and from his loins came Aethra, and from her was begotten your father Theseus.  Greek Text

ApE 2.10 – Apollodoros, Epitome

The sons of Pelops were Pittheus, Atreus, Thyestes, and others.  Greek Text

Σ Ol 1.144 – Scholia to Pindar, Olympian Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina, Scholia in Olympionicas, Vol. 1, pp. 47-48, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1903.

Greek Text

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

Greek Text

ApE 2.10 – Apollodoros, Epitome

See above

Fab 85 – Hyginus, Fabulae

CHRYSIPPUS: Laius, son of Labdacus, carried of Chrysippus, illegitimate son of Pelops, at the Nemean games because of his exceeding beauty. Pelops made war and recovered him. At the instigation of their mother Hippodamia, Atreus and Thyestes killed him. When Pelops blamed Hippodamia, she killed herself.  Latin Text

 Thouk 1.9.2 – Thoukydides, Historiae

Eurystheus had been killed in Attica by the Heraclids. Atreus was his mother’s brother; and to the hands of his relation, who had left his father on account of the death of Chrysippus, Eurystheus, when he set out on his expedition, had committed Mycenae and the governmentGreek Text

See Early Greek Myth, Chapter 14: Thebes, Laios p. 489

Hellanikos 4F157 FGrHDie Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 144, ed. F. Jacoby. 2 nd ed. Leiden 1957.

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