Trojan Cycle

Cf. schol. Eur. Or. 1391; Od. 11.520–522 cum schol. (Acusil. fr. 40c Fowler).

7 Paus. 3.26.9

Μαχάονα δὲ ὑπὸ Εὐρυπύλου τοῦ Τηλέφου τελευτῆσαί φησιν ὁ τὰ ἔπη ποιήσας τὴν Μικρὰν Ἰλιάδα.

8 Schol. Lyc. 780

ὁ δὲ τὴν Μικρὰν Ἰλιάδα γράψας φησὶ τρωθῆναι τὸν Ὀδυσσέα ὑπὸ Θόαντος ὅτε εἰς Τροίαν ἀνήρχοντο.

9 Schol. Od. 4.248, “δέκτηι”

ὁ κυκλικὸς τὸ ΔΕΚΤΗΙ ὀνοματικῶς ἀκούει· παρ᾿ οὗ φησι τὸν Ὀδυσσέα τὰ ῥάκη λαβόντα μετημφιάσθαι . . . Ἀρίσταρχος δὲ δέκτηι μὲν ἐπαίτηι.

10 Schol. Od. 4.258, “κατὰ δὲ φρόνιν ἤγαγε πολλήν”

οἱ δὲ νεώτεροι φρόνιν τὴν λείαν ἀπεδέξαντο.

11 Hesych. δ 1881

Διομήδειος ἀνάγκη· παροιμία. Κλέαρχος μέν φησι (fr. 68 Wehrli) . . . ὁ δὲ τὴν Μικρὰν Ἰλιάδα φησὶν ἐπὶ τῆς τοῦ Παλλαδίου κλοπῆς γενέσθαι.


Little Iliad

7 Pausanias, Description of Greece

Machaon died at the hands of Eurypylus son of Telephus, according to the poet of the Little Iliad.

8 Scholiast on Lycophron

The writer of the Little Iliad says that Odysseus was wounded by Thoas when they went up to Troy.38

9 Scholiast on the Odyssey

The Cyclic poet takes DEKTES as the name of a man, from whom he says Odysseus borrowed the rags and put them on . . . whereas Aristarchus takes the word to mean “a beggar.”

10 Scholiast on the Odyssey, “and brought back much phronis

The post-Homeric writers take phronis to mean “booty.”39

11 Hesychius, Lexicon

”Diomedian compulsion”: a proverbial expression. Clearchus explains . . . The author of the Little Iliad connects it with the theft of the Palladion.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_epic_fragments_trojan_cycle_little_iliad.2003