The Birth and Childhood of Paris (page 562)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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ApB 3.12.5 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

But after that Ilium was captured by Hercules, as we have related a little before, Podarces, who was called Priam, came to the throne, and he married first Arisbe, daughter of Merops, by whom he had a son Aesacus, who married Asterope, daughter of Cebren, and when she died he mourned for her and was turned into a bird. But Priam handed over Arisbe to Hyrtacus and married a second wife Hecuba, daughter of Dymas, or, as some say, of Cisseus, or, as others say, of the river Sangarius and Metope. The first son born to her was Hector…

After him [Paris] Hecuba gave birth to daughters, Creusa, Laodice, Polyxena, and Cassandra. Greek Text

Scholia at Lykophorn, Alexandra 1232 – Lykophronis Alexandra, vol. 2, pp. 352-55, ed E. Scheer. Berlin 1908.

Greek Text

Stesichoros 224 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 120, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Stesichoros and Euphorion say that Hektor was son of Apollo. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Ibykos 295 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 152 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Lykophron, Alexandra 265

shall carry aloft the dearest nursling of all thy brothers, dearest to thee and to his sire the Lord of Ptoön  Greek Text

Euphorion fr 56 Pow – Fragments of Euphorion and other Hellenistic poets cited according to J. U. Powell, Collectanea Alexandrina. Oxford 1925.

Pindar, Paian 8a – Pindarus 2, pp. 44-45, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.

A Scholia at Homer, Iliad 3.325 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem I, p. 158, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

POxy 3650 – Papyrus fragment from Oxyrhynchus, as published in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, Vol. LII. 1984.

Hyginus, Fabulae 91

ALEXANDER PARIS: After Priam, son of Laomedon, had had many children by Hecuba, daughter of Cisseus or of Dymas, his wife, again pregnant, in a dream saw herself giving birth to a glowing firebrand from which many serpents issued. When this vision was reported to all the seers, they bade her slay whatever child she should bear to avoid its being the ruin of the country. After Hecuba gave birth to Alexander, he was handed over to be killed, but the servants out of pity exposed him. Shepherds found the child, raised him as their own, and named him Paris. When he came to young manhood, he had a favorite bull. Servants sent by Priam to bring a bull to be given as prize in funeral games in Paris’ honor, came and started to lead off the bull of Paris. He followed them and asked them where they were leading him. They stated that they were taking him to Priam . . . [to be prize] for the victor in the funeral games of Alexander. He, out of fondness for the bull, went down and won everything, even over his own brothers. In anger Deiphobus drew his sword against him, but he leaped to the altar of Zeus Herceus. When Cassandra prophetically declared he was her brother, Priam acknowledged him and received him into the palace.  Latin Text

Sophokles, Alexandros fr 93 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta vol. 4, p. 147, ed. S.L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

that a herdsman defeats men of the city. What?  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, January 2023

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