Alcaeus (Lyric Poet), Fragments

LCL 142: 234-235

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Alcaeus

1 P. Oxy. 1789 frr. 24, 25, 26, 34 + 2166(e) 13 (vol. xxi p. 146)

]ν· πάντα δὲ να[ ] πόλλυται· [ ]σικαιταιπο[ ]φρ . [ . . . ] . τ[ 5]λαι . [ ]ρετε[ . . ] . [ ]ραπειομαι[ ]ε μέμπτον ὠ[ ] . έξεται δ[ 10]ντακακ[ ]ν᾿ ὦ[ . . . 12] . να . λυ . [ ] . [ .̀ ] . φθό[ ] . ᾿ύμω[

3 καίται? 7 fort. πειδο
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Alcaeus

Alcaeus

Frr. 1–306D consist of papyrus scraps; frr. 307–452 are the book-quotations. Fragments which contain nothing of importance have been omitted.

1–32 are papyrus fragments of 1st c. a.d. They provide few consecutive words, but fr. 6 supplements a quotation of Alcaeus by Heraclitus, Qu. Hom., and fr. 10Β matches lines quoted by Hephaestion, Herodian and schol. Sophocles.

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. . . all . . . perishes . . . (is burned?) . . . I prevail (?) . . . I shall surfer (?) . . . blameworthy . . . oh (perhaps with the name of the person addressed) . . .

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.alcaeus-fragments.1982