Ibycus, Fragments

LCL 476: 220-221

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282(a) = S 151 P.Oxy. 1790 frr. 1–3, 10, 12 + 2081(f)

. . . ]ι Δαρδανίδα Πριάμοιο μέγ᾿ ἄσ]υ περλεὲς ὄλβιον ἠνάρο Ἄργ]θεν ὀνυμένοι Ζη]ὸς μεγάλιο βουλαῖς

5ξα]θᾶς Ἑ̣λένας περὶ ἴδει δῆ]ριν πολύυμνον ἔχ[ο]ντες πό]λεμο ατὰ [δ]ακρ[υό]εντα, Πέρ]γαμον δ᾿ ἀνέ[β]α ταλαπείρι[ν ἄ]τα χρυ]σοέθειραν δ[ι] Κύπριδα.

10νῦ] δέ μοι οὔτε ξειναπάτ[α]ν [άρι] ἦν] ἐπιθύμιον οὔτε τανί[σφ]υρ[ον ὑμ]νῆν Κασσάνδραν Πρι]μοιό τε παίδας ἄλλυ[ς

Τρο]ίας θ᾿ ὑψιπύλοιο ἁλώσ[μο] 15ἆμ]αρ ἀνώνυμον, οὐδ᾿ ἐ[ελεύσομαι ἡρ]ώων ἀρετὰν ὑπ]εράφανον οὕς τ κοίλ[ι





Frr. 282–282C are papyrus finds; 283–5 come from numbered books (1 and 5), 286–9 are erotic fragments, 290–309 deal with mythology, 310–21 are other fragments with consecutive words, 322–5 give information about the content of poems, 326–41 are words and forms used by Ibycus, 342–4 are miscellaneous, 345 gives metrical testimonia.

282 (a) = S 151 | Oxyrhynchus papyrus (c. 130 b.c.)

. . . destroyed the great, glorious, blessed city of Priam, son of Dardanus, setting off from Argos by the plans of great Zeus, enduring much-sung strife over the beauty of auburn Helen in tearful war; and ruin mounted long-suffering Pergamum thanks to the golden-haired Cyprian1; but now it was not my heart’s wish to sing of Paris, deceiver of his host, or of slim-ankled Cassandra and Priam’s other children and the unmentionable day of the capture of high-gated Troy, nor shall I recount the proud valour of the heroes whom hollow, many-bolted

suppl. Hunt praeter 14 ἁλώσι[μο]ν Maas 15 ἆμ]αρ Wilamowitz ἐπ[ανέρχομαι Hunt οὐδὲ π[εδέρχομαι Handley
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.ibycus-fragments.1991