Antiquarian Epics

Epimerismi Homerici α 313 Dyck (from Methodius)

ἄκμων· . . . οἳ δὲ Ἄκμονα τὸν αἰθέρα· Αἰθέρος δὲ υἱὸς Οὐρανός, ὡς ὁ τὴν Τιτανομαχίαν γράψας, ὁ δὲ αἰθὴρ ἀκάματος, ἐπεὶ καὶ τὸ πῦρ ἀκάματον.

2 Lydus De mensibus 4.71

Εὔμηλος δὲ ὁ Κορίνθιος τὸν Δία ἐν τῆι καθ᾿ ἡμᾶς Λυδίαι τεχθῆναι βούλεται.

3 Schol. Ap. Rhod. 1.1165c

Εὔμηλος δὲ ἐν τῆι Τιτανομαχίαι τὸν Αἰγαίωνα Γῆς καὶ Πόντου φησὶ παῖδα, κατοικοῦντα δὲ ἐν τῆι θαλάσσηι τοῖς Τιτᾶσι συμμαχεῖν.

Virg. Aen. 10.565

Aegaeon qualis, centum cui bracchia dicunt | centenasque manus, quinquaginta oribus ignem | pectoribusque arsisse, Iouis cum fulmina contra | tot paribus streperet clipeis, tot stringeret ensis.

Servius auctus ad Aen. 6.287, “centumgeminus Briareus

Qui ut nonnulli tradunt pro diis aduersus Gigantes bella gessit; ut uero alii adfirmant, contra deos pugnauit, eo maxime tempore quo inter Iouem et Saturnum de caelesti regno



Homeric Parsings (from Methodius)

Others understand Akmon as the air (aithēr), Ouranos being Aither’s son according to the author of the Titanomachy; the air is tireless (akamatos), because fire is.2

2 Lydus, On the Months

Eumelus of Corinth would have it that Zeus was born in the country that is now Lydia.3

3 Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes

Eumelus in the Titanomachy says that Aigaion was the son of Earth and Sea, lived in the sea, and fought on the side of the Titans.4

Virgil, Aeneid

Like Aigaion, who they say had a hundred arms and a hundred hands and blazed fire from fifty mouths and in fifty breasts, when he raged against Jupiter’s thunderbolt with the same number of matching shields and bared the same number of swords.

Servius auctus on the Aeneid, “centuplet Briareus”

Who, as some record, waged war on the gods’ behalf against the Giants; but as others affirm, he fought against the gods, above all on the occasion when Jupiter and Saturn were contesting

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.eumelus-epic_testimonia_fragments.2003