Trojan Cycle

Ap.> <Μενέλαος σὺν Ὀδυσσεῖ καὶ Ταλθυβίωι πρὸς <Κινύραν εἰς> Κύπρον ἐλθόντες συμμαχεῖν ἔπειθον. ὃ δὲ Ἀγαμέμνονι μὲν οὐ παρόντι θώρακα{ς} ἐδωρήσατο· ὀμόσας δὲ πέμψειν πεντήκοντα ναῦς, μίαν πέμψας ἧς ἦρχεν < > ὁ Πυγμαλίωνος3 καὶ τὰς λοιπὰς ἐκ γῆς πλάσας μεθῆκεν εἰς τὸ πέλαγος. Ap.>

(6) καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα συνελθόντες εἰς Αὐλίδα θύουσι. καὶ τὰ περὶ τὸν δράκοντα καὶ τοὺς στρουθοὺς γενόμενα δείκνυται, καὶ Κάλχας περὶ τῶν ἀποβησομένων προλέγει αὐτοῖς.

(7) ἔπειτα ἀναχθέντες Τευθρανίαι προσίσχουσι, καὶ ταύτην ὡς Ἴλιον ἐπόρθουν. Τήλεφος δὲ ἐκβοηθεῖ, Θέρσανδρόν τε τὸν Πολυνείκους κτείνει καὶ αὐτὸς ὑπὸ Ἀχιλλέως τιτρώσκεται. <τοὺς Μυσοὺς καθοπλίσας ἐπὶ τὰς ναῦς συνεδίωκε τοὺς Ἕλληνας καὶ πολλοὺς ἀπέκτεινεν, ἐν οἷς καὶ Θέρσανδρον τὸν Πολυνείκους ὑποστάντα. ὁρμήσαντος δὲ Ἀχιλλέως ἐπ᾿ αὐτὸν οὐ μείνας ἐδιώκετο· καὶ διωκόμενος ἐμπλακεὶς εἰς ἀμπέλου κλῆμα τὸν μηρὸν τιτρώσκεται δόρατι. Ap.>4 ἀποπλέουσι δὲ αὐτοῖς ἐκ τῆς Μυσίας χειμὼν ἐπιπίπτει καὶ διασκεδάννυνται. Ἀχιλλεὺς δὲ Σκύρωι προ<σ>σχὼν γαμεῖ τὴν Λυκομήδους θυγατέρα Δηϊδάμειαν. ἔπειτα Τήλεφον κατὰ μαντείαν παραγενόμενον εἰς Ἄργος ἰᾶται Ἀχιλλεὺς ὡς ἡγεμόνα γενησόμενον τοῦ ἐπ᾿ Ἴλιον πλοῦ. <Τήλεφος δὲ ἐκ τῆς Μυσίας, ἀνίατον τὸ τραῦμα ἔχων, εἰπόντος αὐτῶι τοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος τότε



sword as if to kill him.> <Menelaus went with Odysseus and Talthybius to <Cinyras in> Cyprus and urged him to join the expedition. He made the absent Agamemnon a present of a cuirass; and after promising on oath to send fifty ships, he sent one, under the command of < > the son of Pygmalion, but the rest he shaped out of clay and launched them to sea.>

(6) After this they gather at Aulis and make sacrifice. And the episode of the snake and the sparrows is set forth,6 and Calchas prophesies to them about the future outcome.

(7) Then they put to sea and land at Teuthrania, and they were setting out to sack it thinking it was Ilion. Telephus comes out to defend it, kills Polynices’ son Thersander, and is himself wounded by Achilles. <He armed the Mysians and pursued the Greeks to their ships and killed many of them, including Polynices’ son Thersander, who had made a stand. But when Achilles charged at him, he did not stand fast but fled from him, and in his flight he became entangled in a vine branch, and got a spear wound in his thigh.> As they are sailing away from Mysia, a storm catches them and they become dispersed. Achilles lands on Scyros and marries Lycomedes’ daughter Deidamea. Then Telephus comes to Argos on the advice of an oracle and Achilles heals him on the understanding that he will be their guide when they sail against Ilion. <Telephus, his wound refusing to heal, and Apollo having told him that he would be cured when the one who caused

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_epic_fragments_trojan_cycle_cypria.2003