Lasus, Fragments

LCL 476: 310-311

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Greek Lyric

705 P.Oxy. 1367 fr. 1 col. ii 53–55 (Hermippi περὶ νομοθετῶν ii epitoma ab Heraclide Lembo facta)

] Βουζύγης νομο[θετῆ]σαι· μέμνηται δ᾿ α[ὐτοῦ] καὶ Λᾶσος ὁ ποιη[τής.

706 Aelian. V.H. 12. 36 (p. 141 Dilts)

ἐοίκασιν οἱ ἀρχαῖοι ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἀριθμοῦ τῶν τῆς Νιόβης παίδων μὴ συνᾴδειν ἀλλήλοις. Ὅμηρος μὲν ἓξ λέγει <ἄρρενας> καὶ τοσαύτας κόρας, Λᾶσος δὲ δὶς ἑπτὰ λέγει. . .

706A Natalis Comes, Myth. 9. 18 (p. 1018 ed. Francof. 1581)

fuit autem Sphinx Echidnae Typhonisque filia, ut scribit Lasus Hermioneus.



705 Oxyrhynchus papyrus (2nd c. a.d.) (Heraclides Lembus, Epitome of Hermippus, On Lawgivers)

. . . Buzyges1 (is said) to have been a lawgiver; the poet Lasus mentions him.

706 Aelian, Historical Miscellanies

The ancients seem to have been at loggerheads over the number of Niobe’s children. Homer says six males and six females (Il. 24. 603), Lasus says twice seven. . .1

706A Natale Conti, Mythology1

The Sphinx was daughter of Echidna and Typhon,2 according to Lasus of Hermione.

  • 1Attic hero, mythical ancestor of an Athenian priestly family; said to have invented ploughing and instituted various moral observances.
  • 1Continued at Alcman 75; see also Sappho 205, Telesilla 721. The Attic dramatists followed Lasus.
  • 1Of little value: Conti was not above attaching the name of an ancient author to material he found in his sources, in this case schol. Eur. Phoen. 1020, ‘Apollodorus’ 3. 5. 8.
  • 2Hesiod, Theog. 326 f. made her parents Chimaera (or Echidna) and Orthos: see West ad loc.
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.lasus-fragments.1991