Hesiod, Catalogue of Women

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LIBER III THE DESCENDANTS OF AGENOR Arabus, Son of Thronia (Niece of Io’s Great-Grandson Agenor), the Father of Cassiepea, Who Bore Phineus and Europa to Phoenix

88 (137 MW; 54 H) Strabo 1.2.34

Ἡσίοδος δ’ ἐν Καταλόγῳ φησί

καὶ κούρην Ἀράβοιο, τὸν Ἑρμάων ἀκάκητα γείνατο καὶ Θρονίη κούρη Βήλοιο ἄνακτος

Europa and Her Sons, Minos, Sarpedon, and Rhadamanthys

89 (140 MW) Schol. D in Hom. Il. 12.397 (p. 418 van Thiel2); cf. Schol. T in Hom. Il. 12.292 (III p. 359.49 Erbse cum apparatu)

Εὐρώπην τὴν Φοίνικος Ζεὺς θεασάμενος ἔν τινι λειμῶνι μετὰ νυμφῶν ἄνθη ἀναλέγουσαν ἠράσθη, καὶ κατελθὼν ἤλλαξεν ἑαυτὸν εἰς ταῦρον καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ στόματος κρόκον ἔπνει· οὕτως τε τὴν Εὐρώπην ἀπατήσας ἐβάστασε, καὶ διαπορθμεύσας εἰς Κρήτην ἐμίγη αὐτῇ. εἶθ’ οὕτως συνῴκισεν αὐτὴν Ἀστερίωνι τῷ Κρητῶν

αὐτῇ: solus A, om. ceteri
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CATALOGUE OF WOMEN

BOOK III THE DESCENDANTS OF AGENOR Arabus, Son of Thronia (Niece of Io’s Great-Grandson Agenor), the Father of Cassiepea, Who Bore Phineus and Europa to Phoenix

88 Strabo, Geography

Hesiod says in the Catalogue,

and the daughter1 of Arabus, born from guiltless Hermes and Thronia, daughter of lord Belus

Europa and Her Sons, Minos, Sarpedon, and Rhadamanthys

89 Scholia on Homer’s Iliad

Zeus saw Phoenix’s daughter Europa plucking flowers together with maidens in a meadow, and he was seized by desire for her. He came down and changed himself into a bull whose breath was saffron scented. Deceiving Europa in this way he let her mount him, and carrying her across the sea to Crete he mingled with her. Then he gave her as wife to Asterion, the king of the Cretans. She became

  • 1Cassiepea.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hesiod-catalogue_women.2018