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ὁ δὲ Ὅμηρος ἀποτυχὼν τῆς νίκης περιερχόμενος ἔλεγε τὰ ποιήματα, πρῶτον μὲν τὴν Θηβαΐδα . . . εἶτα Ἐπιγόνους, ἔπη ζ, ὧν ἡ ἀρχή·

Νῦν αὖθ᾿ ὁπλοτέρων ἀνδρῶν ἀρχώμεθα, Μοῦσαι.

φᾶσι γάρ τινες καὶ ταῦτα Ὁμήρου εἶναι.

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Epigoni

Epigoni

1 The Contest of Homer and Hesiod

Homer, after his defeat in the contest, went about reciting his poems: firstly the Thebaid . . . and then the Epigoni (7,000 lines), which begins

But now, Muses, let us begin on the younger men.

(For some say that this too is Homer’s work.)

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_epic_fragments_theban_cycle_epigoni.2003