Alexander of Aetolia, Fragments

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Alexander of Aetolia

Ἠέλιος δ᾿ ἵπποις θυμήρεα δόρπον ὀπάζει, ὕλην αἰενάουσαν, ἵνα δρόμον ἐκτελέσωσιν 5ἄτρυτοι, καὶ μή τιν᾿ ἕλοι μεσσηγὺς ἀνίη.

2 γαίη A, corr. Hermann 4 ὕλῃ Musurus ναιετάουσαν A, corr. Diels: -σιν Hartung 5 μή νιν Valckenaer:μή τις Meineke ἕλῃ Meineke Κίρκα

4 Athen. Deipn. 7.283 a

Ἀλέξανδρος δ᾿ ὁ Αἰτωλὸς ἐν Κίρκᾳ [Κρίκᾳ Α, corr. Schweighäuser], εἰ γνήσιον τὸ ποιημάτιον·

πηδαλίῳ ἄκρῳ ἔπι πομπίλος ἁνιοχεύων ἧστ᾿ ἀκάτω κατόπισθε, θεᾶς ὕπο πόμπιμος ἰχθύς.

1-2 ἁνιοχευ|νησ τὰ κατω A, corr. Meineke 2 θεοῖς A, corr. Meineke: θεῆς Wilamowitz πομπίλος A, corr. Meineke 5–6 Elegiaca Ἀπόλλων

5 Parthenius, Ἐρωτικὰ Παθήματα, XIV Περὶ Ἀνθέως

(5) . . . ἔφασαν δέ τινες οὐ πέρδικα, σκεῦος δὲ χρυσοῦν εἰς τὸ φρέαρ βεβλῆσθαι· ὡς καὶ Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Αἰτωλὸς μέμνηται ἐν τοῖσδε ἐν Ἀπόλλωνι, κτλ.

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And the Sun feeds as a nourishing meal to his steeds An immortal herb, that they may run their course Unwearied, and not tired out midway.4[5]

Circe

4 Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae

Alexander of Aetolia in the Circe, if the poem is genuine:

Like a charioteer upon the rudder’s tip, a pilot-fish Sat behind the ship, an escort sent by the goddess.5

5–6 Elegiac Fragments Apollo Apollo

5 Parthenius, Sufferings in Love, “About Antheus”

Some said that it was not a partridge but a gold vessel that was thrown into the well, as Alexander of Aetolia mentions in the following verses from his Apollo, etc.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.alexander_aetolia-fragments.2010