Iphigeneia and the Second Mobilization at Aulis (page 582 lower)

Chapter 16, The Trojan War

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Homer, Iliad 9.144-45

Three daughters have I in my well-builded hall, [145] Chrysothemis, and Laodice, and IphianassaGreek Text

Kypria fr 24 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 58, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Proklos, Kypria Summary PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 41, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Hesiod, Ehoiai (The Catalogue of Women) fr 23a MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 13-14, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Agamemnon <lord of men> married the dark-eyed daughter <of Tyndareos, Klytaimestra, for the sake of her beauty (?)>. And she in his halls <bore slim-ankled Iphimede> and Elektra who rivaled the goddesses in beauty. Iphimede the well greaved Achaians slaughtered on the altar of famed <Artemis of the golden arrows> on that day <when they sailed on their ships> to Ilion <to exact> a penalty for the <slim-ankled> Argive woman, an eidôlon, that is. For <Iphimede herself the huntress> showerer of arrows easily saved, and pored down upon her head <lovely ambrosia, so that her flesh might be unchanging>,and she made her immortal and ageless all her days. And now the races of men upon the hearth call her Artemis of the wayside, <the attendant of the famous> showerer of arrows. (Lines 13-26, Transl. T. Gantz)

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

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