Trojan Cycle

τὴν δὲ ἑτέραν ἀντειπεῖν Ἀθηνᾶς προνοίαι·

πῶς ἐπεφωνήσω; πῶς οὐ κατὰ κόσμον ἔειπες;

(Ar. Eq. 1056–1057)

καί κε γυνὴ φέροι ἄχθος, ἐπεί κεν ἀνὴρ ἀναθείη, 5ἀλλ᾿ οὐκ ἂν μαχέσαιτο.

3 Porph. (Paralip. fr. 4 Schrader) ap. Eust. 285.34

ὁ τὴν Μικρὰν Ἰλιάδα γράψας ἱστορεῖ μηδὲ καυθῆναι συνήθως τὸν Αἴαντα, τεθῆναι δὲ οὕτως ἐν σορῶι διὰ τὴν ὀργὴν τοῦ βασιλέως.

Cf. Apollod. epit. 5.7 (supra in Argumento).

4 Schol. (T) Il. 19.326, “ὃς Σκύρωι μοι ἐνιτρέφεται”

ὁ δὲ τὴν Μικρὰν Ἰλιάδα ἀναζευγνύντα αὐτὸν ἀπὸ Τηλέφου προσορμισθῆναι ἐκεῖ·

Πηλείδην δ᾿ Ἀχιλῆα φέρε Σκῦρόνδε θύελλα· ἔνθ᾿ ὅ γ᾿ ἐς ἀργαλέον λιμέν᾿ ἵκετο νυκτὸς ἐκείνης.

Cf. schol. (b) et Eust. ad loc.


Little Iliad

But the other retorted, by providence of Athena,

What did you say? How can you be so wrong? Even a woman could carry a load, if a man put it onto her, but she couldn’t fight.33

3 Porphyry, commentary on Homer

The writer of the Little Iliad records that Ajax was not cremated in the usual way either, but placed in a coffin as he was, because of the king’s anger.34

4 Scholiast on the Iliad, “the son I have growing up in Scyros”

The author of the Little Iliad says that he landed there on leaving Telephus:

As for Achilles the son of Peleus, the storm carried him to Scyros; there he made the harbor with difficulty that night.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_epic_fragments_trojan_cycle_little_iliad.2003