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Chapter 18: Other Myths

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Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.30.5

Beyond these is Maera sitting on a rock. About her the poem Returns says that she was still a maid when she departed this life, being the daughter of Proetus, son of Thersander, who was a son of Sisyphus. Next to Maera is Actaeon, son of Aristaeus, together with the mother of Actaeon; they hold in their hands a young deer, and are sitting on a deer’s skin. A hunting dog lies stretched out beside them, an allusion to Actaeon’s mode of life, and to the manner of his death.  Greek Text

Nostoi fr 6 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 97, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Scholion at Homer, Odyssey 11.326 – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam, vol. 2, pp. 507-8, ed. W. Dindorf. Oxford 1855. 

Greek Text

Homer, Odyssey 11.326

And Maera and Clymene I saw, and hateful Eriphyle  Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F170 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 101-2, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Eustathios’ commentary on the Odyssey p. 1688 – Eustathii Commentarii ad Homeri Odysseam, Vol. 2, pp. 420-25. Leipzig 1826.

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Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2022.

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