[Homer], Cercopes

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Testimonia

Ps.-Herod. Vita Homeri 24

καὶ τοὺς Κέρκωπας καὶ Βατραχομαχίαν . . . καὶ τἄλλα πάντα ὅσα παίγνιά ἐστιν Ὁμήρου ἐνταῦθα ἐποίησε παρὰ τῶι Χίωι ἐν Βολισσῶι.

Proclus, Vita Homeri 9

οἱ μέντοι γε ἀρχαῖοι καὶ τὸν Κύκλον ἀναφέρουσιν εἰς αὐτόν· προστιθέασι δέ τινες αὐτῶι καὶ παίγνιά τινα· Μαργίτην. . . Κέρκωπας, κτλ.

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Harpocr. K 42

ἐν τοῖς εἰς Ὅμηρον ἀναφερομένοις Κέρκωψιν δηλοῦται ὡς ἐξαπατητῆρές τε ἦσαν καὶ ψεῦσται οἱ Κέρκωπες.

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Epikichlides

Cercopes

testimonia

Pseudo-Herodotus, Life of Homer

And the Cercopes, the Battle of Frogs, . . . and the rest of Homer’s fun poems, he composed there in the Chian’s house at Bolissos.

Proclus, Life of Homer

But the ancients also ascribe the Cycle to him, and some people add certain fun poems too: the Margites . . . the Cercopes, etc.

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Harpocration, Lexicon to the Orators

In the Cercopes attributed to Homer it is stated that the Cercopes were “deceivers” and “liars.”

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.homeric_apocrypha_cercopes_testimonia.2003