Hermesianax, Fragments

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1–7 Fragmenta Certis Carminibus Tributa


cf. Test. 1, 3.

Lib. 1

1 Herodian, περὶ μον. λεξ., GG III.2, p. 922.20 Lentz

. . . τῷ Ἑρμησιάνακτι ἐν Λεοντίου α΄·

δερκόμενος πρὸς κῦμα, μόνη δὲ οἱ ἐφλέγετο γλήν.

οὐ γὰρ ἐντελές, ἀποκεκομμένον δὲ ἐκ τοῦ γλήνη.

Lib. 2

2 Antoninus Liberalis, Met. 39

Ἀρκεοφῶν. Ἱστορεῖ Ἑρμησιάναξ Λεοντίῳ β΄.

(1) Ἀρκεοφῶν ὁ Μιννυρίδου πόλεως μὲν ἦν Σαλαμῖνος τῆς ἐν Κύπρῳ, γονέων δὲ οὐκ ἐπιφανῶν (ἦσαν γὰρ



1–7 Fragments of Known Location


Book 1

1 Herodian, On unique word-formation

. . . in the first book of Hermesianax’s Leontion: Looking towards the waves, and his one pupil was aflame.1 For the word (glēn) is not complete, but an apocopated form of glēnē.

Book 2

2 Antoninus Liberalis, Metamorphoses

Arceophon. Hermesianax relates the story in the second book of the Leontion.2

(1) Arceophon son of Minnyris came from Salamis in Cyprus. His parents were undistinguished (they were Phoenicians),

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hermesianax_colophon-fragments.2010