Bion, Fragments

LCL 28: 524-525

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1 Strabo 1.5.7

εις υακινθον

Ἀμφασία τὸν Φοῖβον ἕλεν τόσον ἄλγος ἔχοντα. δίζετο φάρμακα πάντα σοφὰν δ’ ἐπεμαίετο τέχναν, χρῖεν δ’ ἀμβροσίᾳ καὶ νέκταρι, χρῖεν ἅπασαν ὠτειλάν· μοιραῖα δ’ ἀναλθέα τραύματα πάντα.

2 ἐπεμαίετο Crispinus: ἐπεβένετο m: ἐπεβώσετο vel -ατο m4 μοιραῖα Hermann: μοίραιαι vel -αισι Mτραύματα Hermann: φάρμακα M

2 Stob. 1.8.39


Εἴαρος, ὦ Μύρσων, ἢ χείματος ἢ φθινοπώρω ἢ θέρεος τί τοι ἁδύ; τί δὲ πλέον εὔχεαι ἐλθεῖν; ἦ θέρος, ἁνίκα πάντα τελείεται ὅσσα μογεῦμες, ἢ γλυκερὸν φθινόπωρον, ὅκ’ ἀνδράσι λιμὸς ἐλαφρά, 5ἢ καὶ χεῖμα δύσεργον—ἐπεὶ καὶ χείματι πολλοί θαλπόμενοι τέρπονται ἀεργίᾳ τε καὶ ὄκνῳ—

6 τέρπονται Grotius: θάλποντας M



1 Stobaeus

Phoebus was speechless, such was his grief. He sought out all his remedies and brought to bear his wisdom and skill. With nectar and ambrosia he anointed, he anointed the wound thoroughly; but all wounds ordained by fate cannot be healed.1

2 Stobaeus


In spring, winter, autumn and summer, Myrson, what is pleasing to you? And to which do you look forward the most? Summer, perhaps, when all our labors come to fruition? Or sweet autumn, when it is easy to deal with hunger? Or even winter, when it’s hard to work—for in winter, too, many men keep themselves warm and enjoy a

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.bion-fragments.2015