Tyndareos and the Wooing of Helen (page 565)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 196 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 96, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 197 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 96-7, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 198 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 97, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 199 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 97-98, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 200 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 98, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

and especially came…to be the husband of the fair-haired Argive Helen. Of the Athenians, Menestheus, the son of Peteos, wooed [her] and gave many wedding gifts. For he had acquired a great many valuables: gold, cauldrons, and tripods. Good things, and the house of lord Peteos hid them inside. With these things his spirit compelled him to marry, furnishing the most things since he hoped that no one would be better among all the heroes in possessions and gifts…the houses…mighty…for the sake of fair-haired Helen… (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey)

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 201 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 98, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

♠ Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 202 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 99, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

The Kretan Lykomedes, as Hesiod says listing Helen’s suitors.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

♠ Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 203 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 99, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 204 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 99-105, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

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

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