Apollonius of Rhodes, Fragments

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Apollonius Rhodius

4 Ἀλεξανδρείας Κτίσις. Schol. ad Nicand. Ther. 11

περὶ γοῦν τῆς τῶν δακνόντων θηρίων γενέσεως, ὅτι ἐστὶν ἐκ τῶν Τιτάνων τοῦ αἵματος, παρὰ μὲν τῷ Ἡσιόδῳ οὐκ ἔστιν εὑρεῖν. Ἀκουσίλαος δέ φησιν ἐκ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ Τυφῶνος πάντα τὰ δάκνοντα γενέσθαι. Ἀπολλώνιος δὲ ὁ Ῥόδιος ἐν τῇ τῆς Ἀλεξανδρείας κτίσει ἀπὸ τῶν σταγόνων τοῦ τῆς Γοργόνος αἵματος.

5 Καύνου Κτίσις. Parth. Ἐρ. Παθ. 1

περὶ Λύρκου· ἡ ἱστορία παρὰ Νικαινέτῳ ἐν τῷ Λύρκῳ καὶ Ἀπολλωνίῳ Ῥοδίῳ Καύνῳ. Parth. Ἐρ. Παθ. 11: περὶ Βυβλίδος· ἱστορεῖ Ἀριστόκριτος περὶ Μιλήτου καὶ Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Ῥόδιος Καύνου κτίσει. Cramer, Anecd. Par. 4.16:

οὐδ᾿ ἵπποι ὀρθρινὰ κατὰ κλισίας χρεμέθεσκον, ἀλλὰ βόες πλείῃσι παρηυνάζοντο κάπῃσιν, νηυσὶ δὲ πρηκτὰ κέλευθα Χελιδονίης ἀπὸ πέτρης Πληγάδας ἀξείνους καὶ ὅπου Φινήϊα δόρπα 5Ἅρπυιαι ἄτλητον ἐπὶ ψώαν πνείεσκον.

6 Κνίδου Κτίσις. Steph. Byz. s.v. Ψυκτήριος

τόπος ἐν Θρᾴκῃ, ἀπὸ Ἡρακλέους ἀναψύξαντος τὸν ἱδρῶτα ἐν τῷ καταπαλαῖσαι τὸν Ἀδραμύλην, καθώς φησιν Ἀπολλώνιος ἐν Κνίδου κτίσει.

  • 1ὀρθρινὰ Meineke: ὀρθριναὶ codd.
  • 2ἀλλὰ codd.: οὐδὲ Meineke


4 The Founding of Alexandria. Scholium to Nicander, Theriaca 11

Concerning the origin of biting animals, that they come from the blood of the Titans, this is not to be found in Hesiod. But Acusilaos says that all biting creatures came from the blood of Typhon. And Apollonius Rhodius says in his Founding of Alexandria that they came from the drops of the Gorgon’s blood.

5 The Founding of Caunus. Parthenius, Love Stories 1 (on Lyrcus)

The story is found in Nicaenetus in his Lyrcus and in Apollonius Rhodius in his Caunus.

Parthenius, Love Stories 11 (on Byblis):

Aristocritus tells this story in his On Miletus and Apollonius Rhodius in his Founding of Caunus.

Cramer, Anecdota Parisina 4.16 (cited without author):

Nor were horses neighing in the early morning by the huts, but the cattle were lying beside the full mangers, and the ways had been traversed by ships from the Chelidonian Rock1 to the inhospitable Plegades and where the Harpies used to breathe an intolerable stench on Phineus’ meals.

6 The Founding of Cnidus. Stephanus of Byzantium, entry for Psykterios (“Cooling”)

a place in Thrace, taking its name from Heracles, who cooled off his sweat when he threw Adramyles in wrestling, as Apollonius says in his Founding of Cnidus.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.apollonius_rhodes-fragments.2009