ION OF CHIOS
740 Argum. Soph. Antig. (Σαλουστίου ὑπόθεσις) (Jebb, Antig. p. 5)
στασιάζεται δὲ τὰ περὶ τὴν ἡρωίδα ἱστορούμενα καὶ τὴν ἀδελφὴν αὐτῆς Ἰσμήνην· ὁ μὲν γὰρ Ἴων ἐν τοῖς Διθυράμβοις καταπρησθῆναί φησιν ἀμφοτέρας ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ τῆς Ἥρας ὑπὸ Λαοδάμαντος (Brunck: Λαομέδοντος codd.) τοῦ Ἐτεοκλέους.
741 Schol. Ap. Rhod. 1. 1165c (p. 106 Wendel)
καὶ Ἴων φησὶν ἐν διθυράμβῳ ἐκ μὲν τοῦ πελάγους αὐτὸν (sc. τὸν Αἰγαίωνα) παρακληθέντα ὑπὸ Θέτιδος ἀναχθῆναι φυλάξοντα τὸν Δία· Θαλάσσης δὲ παῖδα.
Ion of Chios
740–746A are from Ion’s lyric poetry: 740, 741 and 745 are from dithyrambs, 742 from his hymn to Opportunity, 743 from an encomium.
740 Sallustius’ introduction to Sophocles, Antigone
There is discrepancy in the stories told of the heroine and her sister Ismene. Ion in his Dithyrambs says they were both burned to death in Hera’s temple by Laodamas, 1 son of Eteocles.
741 Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes (‘the great cairn of Aegaeon’)
- 1In this version L., not Creon, must have become king of Thebes on the death of Eteocles and Polyneices and will have punished his aunts for giving burial to Polyneices.
- 1Another name for the hundred-handed giant Briareus: see Kirk on Il. 1. 403–4, West on Hesiod, Theog. 149.
- 2When Poseidon, Hera and Athena led a revolt against Zeus.
- 3In Hesiod he is son of Uranus and Gaia (Heaven and Earth).