Licymnius, Fragments

LCL 144: 34-35

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Greek Lyric



768 Athen. 13. 603d (iii 331 Kaibel)

Λικύμνιος (Reinesius: Ἀλκύμνιος cod. A) δ᾿ ὁ Χῖος ἐν Διθυράμβοις Ἀργύννου φησὶν ἐρώμενον Ὑμέναιον (Musurus: ὑμαινεον A) γενέσθαι.

Ἀργύννου: Διονύσου Wilamowitz

768A Philode m. de piet.: P. Herc. 243 VI 12–18: v. A. Henrichs, Z.P.E. 57 (1984) 53ss.

φησὶν δὲ καὶ [Κλε]ὼ τὴν Μοῦσα[ν ἀνδρὸ]ς ἐρασθῆναι [Λι]κύ[μ]νιος, οἱ δὲ καὶ [τὸ]ν ʽ[μ]ένα[ιο] υ[ἱὸν α]τῆ [εἶν]αι ν[μίζουσι].

769Sext. Emp. adv. math. xi 49 (ii 386s. Mutschmann)

Σιμωνίδης μὲν γὰρ ὁ μελοποιός φησι (fr. 604)· Λικύμνιος δὲ προειπὼν ταῦτα·

λιπαρόμματε μᾶτερ ὑψίστα θρόνων σεμνῶν Ἀπόλλωνος βασίλεια ποθεινὰ πραΰγελως Ὑγίεια

†ποῖον ὑψηλὸν† ἐπιφέρει· <Ἀρίφρων δέ φησι> (fr. 813. 3, 4, 10).

1 Wilamowitz: ὑψίστων codd. 3 Schneidewin: ὑγεία codd. post 3 obelos add. Page, suppl. Maas



768 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner

Licymnius of Chios in his Dithyrambs says that Hymenaeus was the beloved boy of Argynnus.1

768A Philodemus, On Piety

Moreover Clio the Muse fell in love with a man, according to Licymnius, and some think Hymenaeus is her son.1

769 Sextus Empiricus, Against the ethicists (on health)

Simonides the lyric poet says (fr. 604); Licymnius, having spoken this prelude,

Bright-eyed mother, highest queen of Apollo’s august throne, desirable, gently-laughing Health,

goes on to add . . .; (Ariphron says . . .)1

  • 1But Athen. has just said that Argynnus was the boy with whom Agamemnon fell in love. Wilamowitz read ‘Dionysus’ for ‘Argynnus’ here.
  • 1For Hymenaeus see also Telestes 808, Philoxenus 828.
  • 1The text of the second quotation is corrupt or missing; the words which follow are from Ariphron 813.
DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.licymnius-fragments.1993