1 Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi 15
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.
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.)