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

Alkman 75 PMG – p. 57

Aelian. v.h. xii 36, ii 132 Hercher

Ancient poets don’t seem to agree with each other on the number of Niobe’s children. Homer says that there were six males and an equal number of females (Il 24.603), Lasos says fourteen (fr. 5), Hesiod nineteen (fr. 34 Rzach),… Alkman tenMimnermos twenty (fr. 19 Bergk) and Pindar the same (fr. 52 n Sn.).  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 537

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, Iliou Persis fr 198 PMG– p. 108

Pausan. 10.27.2

About Hekabe Stesichoros said in the Iliou Persis that she was taken to Lydia by Apollo.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 661

Stesichoros,  Iliou Persis fr 200 PMG– p. 109

Athenaios 456 F seq.

And [ they say that] there was an ass that they called Epeios who was carrying water up to them; [he was so named] because there was a story that [Epeios] was doing the same and this Trojan fable had been represented in the temple of Apollo, where Epeios brings water to the Atreidai, as Stesichoros says:

For the daughter of Zeus took pity on him always carrying water to the kings.   (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 224

Stesichoros, Oresteias II 213 PMG– p. 115

An. Bekker ii 783. 16 (=Schol. Dion. Thrac. 183. 13 Hilg)

Stesichoros in the second section of the Oresteias says that Palamedes discovered [the letters of the alphabet] ; 786. 11 Stesichoros describes Palamendes as their inventor.  almost the same An. Ox. Cramer iv 318 19  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 604

Stesichoros, Oresteias I or II fr 215 PMG– p. 115

Philodem. de piet. p. 24 Gomperz

Stesichoros in his Oresteia followed Hesiod in saying that Agamemnon’s Iphigeneia is now called Ekate.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 27 upper, 583, 686 lower

Stesichoros fr 224 PMG–  p. 120

Stesichoros and Euphorion say that Hektor was son of Apollo. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 562

Stesichoros fr 227 PMG  p. 121

Perieres was son of Kynortes who married Gorgophone daughter of Perseus, as Stesichoros says, and he begat Tyndareos, Ikarios, Aphareus, and Leukippos.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 181

Stesichoros fr 239 PMG– 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 fr 254 PMG– p. 129

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

Ibikos fr 282.21-22 – p. 144

the king Pleisthenides, leader of men, son of a noble father Atreus  (Transl. Timothy N. Gantz)  EGM p. 553

Ibykos fr 285 PMG– p. 148

Athen. 2 57 F-58 A

Ibykos in the fith book of poems says about the children of Molione:

I slew the youths of the white horses, the children of Molione, of the same age, an equal number of heads, one in limbs, both born from a silver egg.  (Transl. T. Gantz)  EGM p. 245

Ibykos fr 291 PMG p. 151 

Schol Ap. Rhod. iv 814-15, p.293 W.

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)  EGM pp. 133, 630

Ibykos fr 292 PMG– p. 152

Philodem. de piet. p. 18 Gomberz

Aischylos .[…….] and Eibykos and Telestes (fr 8) [….

……] the Arpuiai (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 353

Ibykos, fr 309 PMG – p. 157

Ibykos says that Talos became the lover of Rhadamanthys the just. (Transl. Nick Gardner)  EGM p. 259

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 pp. 25, 234, 242 243

Simonides fr 546 PMG– p. 286

Simonides calls the Clashing Rocks Synormades. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 356 lower

Simonides fr 548 PMG p. 286

Argum. Eur. Med ii 137 SCHW.

Pherekydes [3F113] and Simonides say that Medea, having boiled Jason, rejuvenated him. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 367

Simonides fr 558 PMG– p. 290

Schol. Ap. Rhod. iv 814-15, p.293 W.

Ibykos was the first to say that Achilleus, after arriving in the Elysian plain, married Medeia.; after him, Simonides said the same.  EGM p. 630

Simonides fr 569 PMGp. 294

Alkaios says that the Hydra had nine heads, but Simonides says that it had fifty. (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 23, 385

Lasos 706 PMG – p. 366

Aelian v.h. xii 36, ii 132 Hercher

Ancient poets don’t seem to agree with each other on the number of Niobe’s children… Lasos says that there were seven and seven.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  PMG p. 537

Ion of Chios fr 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 fr 764 PMG– p. 395

Melanippides says that Demeter and the Mother of the gods are one, and Telestes says the same among the children of Zeus and that Rhea… (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM pp. 43, 69

Telestes fr 812 PMGp. 422

Philodem. de piet. p. 18 Gomberz

Aischylos .[…….] and Eibykos and Telestes (fr 8) [….

……] the Arpuiai (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 353

Polyidos fr 837 PMG p. 441

Polyidos the dithyrambic poet represents him (Atlas) as being a shepherd. He adds that, when Perseus was passing by, the giant questioned the hero about his identity and place of origin. When Perseus’s answers did not convince the giant, the hero was forced to show him the Gorgon’s face and so turned him to stone. And from him, the Atlas mountain got its name (according to Lycophron in his commentary).  (Transl. Mary Emerson)  EGM pp. 46, 307 upper

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