Hyperides, Fragments

LCL 395: 564-565

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1. Λέγεται γὰρ τὴν Λητὼ κυοῦσαν τοὺς παῖδας ἐκ Διὸς ἐλαύνεσθαι ὑπὸ τῆς Ἥρας κατὰ πᾶσαν γῆν καὶ θάλατταν1· ἤδη δὲ αὐτὴν βαρυνομένην καὶ ἀποροῦσαν ἐλθεῖν εἰς τὴν χώραν2 τὴν ἡμετέραν, καὶ λῦσαι τὴν ζώνην ἐν τῷ τόπῳ, ὃς νῦν Ζωστὴρ καλεῖται. Syrian, in Hermog., ed. Rabe i. p. 37, and Max. Planud. v. 481. 10 etc.


2. Ἐνταυθοῖ θύεται τῷ Ἀπόλλωνι ὁσημέραι καὶ μερὶς αὐτῷ καὶ δεῖπνον παρατίθεται. Priscian xviii. 251.


3. Καὶ τὸν κρατῆρα τὸν Πανιώνιον κοινῇ οἱ Ἕλληνες κεραννύουσιν. Athen. x. 424 e.


4. Ἀφίκοντό τινες εἰς Δῆλον ἄνθρωποι Αἰολεῖς πλούσιοι, χρυσίον ἔχοντες πολύ, κατὰ θεωρίαν τῆς Ἑλλάδος ἀποδημοῦντες ἐκ τῆς ἑαυτῶν· οὗτοι ἐφάνησαν ἐν Ῥηνείᾳ ἐκβεβλημένοι τετελευτηκότες· τοῦ δὲ πράγματος περιβοήτου ὄντος, ἐπιφέρουσι Δήλιοι τοῖς Ῥηνεῦσιν αἰτίαν, ὡς αὐτῶν ταῦτα πεποιηκότων, καὶ γράφονται τὴν πόλιν αὐτῶν ἀσεβείας. οἱ δὲ Ῥηνεῖς ἠγανάκτηνταί τε τῷ πράγματι, καὶ προσκαλοῦνται Δηλίους τὴν αὐτὴν δίκην.



A. Speeches written for delivery in the assembly or on embassies

1. The Delian Speech

1. It is said that Leto, who was about to give birth to the children of Zeus, was driven by Hera over land and sea. And when she was already weary and distressed she came to our country and loosened her girdle in the place now called Zoster.

2. There a sacrifice is daily made to Apollo and a portion is set aside for him with a meal.

3. And the Greeks together mix the Panionian bowl.

4. Some Aeolians arrived at Delos. They were rich, carried a lot of gold, and were away from their country making a tour of Greece. These men were discovered cast up on Rhenea dead. The news was noised abroad, and the Delians accused the people of Rhenea of the crime and indicted their city for impiety. The Rheneans, who resented the action, brought the same charge against the Delians. When

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hyperides-fragments.1954