PMG – Poetae Melici Graeci

PMGPoetae Melici Graeci, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

New Translations

Alkman 63 PMG – p. 53

whom once a nymph:… the many races of nymphs, as Alkman says:

       Naiades, Lampades, and Thuiades,

Thuiades are the ones that join in the Bacchic feast and offer sacrifice along with Dionysos, that is to say those who sally forth; Lampades are those who bear torches and make light for Hekate. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 141

Stesichoros 186 PMG – p. 101

Geryoneus is the son of Okeanos’ daughter, Kalliroe, and of Chrysaor. Stesichoros says that he has six hands and six feet and that he is winged. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM pp. 22, 403

Stesichoros PMG 239 – p. 125

Typhoeus: Hesiod traces his origins back to Gaia, but Stesichors says that he is the son of Hera alone who bore him because of her resentment against Zeus. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 49, 74

Stesichoros 254 PMG – p. 129

Stesichoros says that steep Tartarus is deep (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EMG p. 130

Ibykos 291 PMG –  p. 151 

Ibykos was the first to say that Achilleus, after arriving in the Elysian plain, married Medeia.; after him, Simonides said the same. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EMG p. 133

Simonides fr 534 PMG – p. 277

Simonides [says] that Oreithuia was from Brilessos and that she was snatched and carried away from Thrace to the Sarpedonian Rock (Transl. Aaron J. Ivey).  EGM p. 234

Simonides 569 PMG – p. 294

Alkaios says that the Hydra has nine heads, Simonides that it has fifty heads. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 23

Ion of Chios 741 PMG – p. 383

and Ion says in a dithyramb that he (i.e. Aigaion) having been summoned from the sea by Thetis had been led to protect Zeus: a child of the Sea. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 59

Melanippides 764 PMG – p. 395

Melanippides says that Demeter and the Mother of the gods are one and Telestes among the children of Zeus the same and Rhea… (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 69


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