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Trojan Cycle

The Trojan Cycle

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Testimonia

Ael. V.H. 9.15

λέγεται δὲ κἀκεῖνο πρὸς τούτοις, ὅτι ἄρα ἀπορῶν ἐκδοῦναι τὴν θυγατέρα (Ὅμηρος) ἔδωκεν αὐτῆι προῖκα ἔχειν τὰ ἔπη τὰ Κύπρια· καὶ ὁμολογεῖ τοῦτο Πίνδαρος (fr. 265 Sn.-M.).

Cf. Hesych. Mil. Vita Homeri 5; Tzetz. Hist. 13.631–4.

Arist. Poet. 1459a37, see below, Testimonia to the Little Iliad.

Merkelbach—Stauber, Steinepigramme aus dem griechischen Osten 01/12/02 (de Halicarnasso)

45ἔσπειρεν Πανύασσιν ἐπῶν ἀρίσημον ἄνακτα, Ἰλιακῶν Κυπρίαν τίκτεν ἀοιδοθέτην.

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Cypria

The Trojan Cycle

Cypria

Testimonia

Aelian, Historical Miscellany

This too is said in addition, that when Homer had no means of giving his daughter in marriage, he gave her the epic Cypria to have as her dowry; and Pindar agrees on this.

Aristotle, Poetics: see below, Testimonia to the Little Iliad

Halicarnassian inscription (second century bc)

(This city) sowed the seed of Panyassis, famous master of epic verse; it gave birth to Cyprias, the poet of Trojan epic.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_epic_fragments_trojan_cycle_cypria.2003