Licymnius, Fragments

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Licymnius

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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
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Licymnius

Fragments

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

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.licymnius-fragments.1993