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Testimonia

Clem. Strom. 6.25.1

αὐτοτελῶς γὰρ τὰ ἑτέρων ὑφελόμενοι ὡς ἴδια ἐξήνεγκαν, καθάπερ Εὐγάμμων ὁ Κυρηναῖος ἐκ Μουσαίου τὸ περὶ Θεσπρωτῶν βιβλίον ὁλόκληρον.

Phot. Bibl. 319a26

καὶ περατοῦται ὁ ἐπικὸς κύκλος ἐκ διαφόρων ποιητῶν συμπληρούμενος μέχρι τῆς ἀποβάσεως Ὀδυσσέως τῆς εἰς Ἰθάκην, ἐν ἧι καὶ ὑπὸ τοῦ παιδὸς Τηλεγόνου ἀγνοοῦντος κτείνεται.

Euseb. Chron.

Ol. 4.1: (v. ad Cinaethonem).

Ol. 53.2: Eugammon Cyrenaeus qui Telegoniam fecit agnoscitur.

Choerob.(?) περὶ ποσότητος, An. Ox. ii.299.26 (Herodian. i. 249.9, ii. 451.20 Lentz)

τὰ ἐπὶ πραγματείας ἤγουν συγγράμματος διὰ τῆς ει διφθόγγου γράφονται, οἷον Ὀδύσσεια ἡ κατὰ Ὀδυσσέα, Ἡράκλεια ἡ κατὰ Ἡρακλέα, Τηλεγόνεια ἡ κατὰ Τηλέγονον.

Cf. Eust. Il. 785.21.

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Telegony

Telegony. Thesprotis

Testimonia

Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies

For on their own initiative (the Greeks) have stolen other people’s works and brought them out as their own; as Eugammon of Cyrene stole from Musaeus his entire book about the Thesprotians.

Photius, Library

And the Epic Cycle is completed by being filled up from various poets as far as Odysseus’ landing at Ithaca, where he is killed in ignorance by his son Telegonus.

Eusebius, Chronicle

Ol. 4.1: (see on Cinaethon).

Ol. 53.2 (567/566): Eugammon the Cyrenaean, who composed the Telegony, is recognized.

Choeroboscus(?), On Syllabic Quantity

Those that refer to a work (a written composition) are spelled with the diphthong ei, for example Odysseia for the work about Odysseus, Herakleia for that about Heracles, Telegoneia for that about Telegonus.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_epic_fragments_trojan_cycle_telegony_thesprotis.2003