Bakchylides SM – Bacchylidis Carmina cum fragmentis

Bakchylides SM – Bacchylidis Carmina cum fragmentis, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1970 (10th ed.).

New Translations

Dithyramboi 23, Apparatus, p. 73

Porphyrio about Horace, Odes 1.15: With this ode he (Horace) imitates Bakchylides; in fact, as he (Bakchylides) makes Cassandra prophesize the future of the Trojan War, this one (Horace) makes Proteus do the same.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 92

fr 1B – p. 83

Hekate the torch-bearer, daughter of the large-bosomed Nyx  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 26

fr 7 – p. 87

The Greeks summoned Philoktetes from Lemnos because of Helenos’ prophesy; for it had been decreed that without the bow of Herakles Ilios would not be taken.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 635

fr 9 – p. 88

Serv. Verg. Aen. 2,20:  Certainly Bakchylides talks of Laocoon and his wife or of the snakes coming from the Kalydnai islands and changed into humans.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)  EGM p. 647

fr 47 – p. 110

Some say that Persephone was carried off from Sicily, but Bakchylides says that she was abducted from Krete.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)   EGM p. 66

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