Cinesias, Fragments

LCL 144: 60-61

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774 Philodem. De Piet. (p. 52 Gomperz: v. A. Henrichs, Cronache ercolanesi 5 (1975) 8s.)

Ἀσκληπιὸ[ν δὲ Ζ]εὺς ἐκεραύνωσ[εν, ὡς μ]ὲν ὁ τὰ Ναυπα[κτι]κὰ συνγράψας (fr. 3B Davies) [κἀ] Ἀσκληπιῶ[ι Τελ]έστης καὶ Κεινη[σίας] ὁ μελοποιός, ὅ[τι τὸ]ν Ἱππόλυτον [παρα]κληθεὶς ὑπ᾿ Ἀρ[τέμι]δος ἀνέστ[η]σ[ν, ὡς δ᾿] ν Ἐριφύληι Σ[τησίχορ]ος ὅτι Καπ[ανέα καὶ Λυ]κοῦρ[γον . . .

775 Athen. 12. 551d (iii 216 Kaibel)

ἦν δ᾿ ὄντως λεπτότατος καὶ μακρότατος ὁ Κινησίας, εἰς ὃν καὶ ὅλον δρᾶμα γέγραφεν Στράττις, Φθιώτην Ἀχιλλέα αὐτὸν καλῶν διὰ τὸ ἐν τῇ αὑτοῦ ποιήσει συνεχῶς τὸ


λέγειν, παίζων οὖν εἰς τὴν ἰδέαν αὐτοῦ ἔφη· Φθιῶτ᾿ Ἀχιλλεῦ (fr. 17 K.-A.).

776 Erotian. (p. 75 (Nachmanson)

ῥαιβοειδέστατον· καμπυλώτατον. ῥαιβὸν γὰρ καὶ γαῦσον τὸ στρεβλὸν λέγεται. . . . †πλασίων† ἐπὶ τοῦ κατά τι μὲν κοίλου, κατά τι δὲ καμπύλου, ὡς Κινησίας τάσσει τὴν λέξιν.




774 Philodemus, On Piety

Zeus killed Asclepius with his thunderbolt, according to the author of the Naupactica and Telestes in his Asclepius (fr. 807) and Cinesias the lyric poet, because he raised Hippolytus from the dead at Artemis’ request; according to Stesichorus in his Eriphyle (fr. 194), it was because he raised Capaneus and Lycurgus . . .

775 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner1

Cinesias really was very thin and very tall. Strattis wrote a whole play about him,2 calling him ‘Phthian Achilles’ since he often used the vocative form


in his poetry. So Strattis in mockery of his physical appearance3 addressed him as ‘Phthian Achilles’.

776 Erotian, Glossary to Hippocrates

ῥαιβοειδέστατον (‘very crooked-looking’): very bent, for what is twisted can be called ῥαιβός or γαῦσος (by Hippocrates); . . . of what is partly hollow, partly bent, as Cinesias uses the word.1

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.cinesias-fragments.1993