Panyassis, Heraclea

LCL 497: 212-213


νύμφην Ὠγυγίην, ἣν Πρηξιδίκην καλέουσιν, Σίβρωι ἔπ᾿ ἀργυρέωι, ποταμῶι πάρα δινήεντι· τῆς δ᾿ ὀλοοὶ παῖδες Τλῶος {Ξάνθος τε} Πίναρός <τ᾿ ἐγένοντο> 5καὶ Κράγος, ὃς κρατέων πάσας ληΐζετ᾿ ἀρούρας.

25Steph. Byz. s.v. Ἀσπίς

πόλις Λιβύης . . . ἔστι καὶ νῆσος πρὸς τῆι Λυκίαι. ἔστι καὶ νῆσος ἄλλη μεταξὺ Λεβέδου καὶ Τέω . . . ἔστι καὶ νῆσος ἄλλη Ψύρων ἐγγύς. ἔστι καὶ ἄλλη, ὡς Κλέων ὁ Συρακούσιος ἐν τῶι περὶ τῶν λιμένων, ἄδενδρος οὖσα. ἔστι καὶ πέραν Πίσης, ὡς Πανύασις ἐν Ἡρακλείας ἑνδεκάτηι.

26Clem. Protr. 2. 36.2

ναὶ μὴν καὶ τὸν Ἀϊδωνέα ὑπὸ Ἡρακλέους τοξευθῆναι Ὅμηρος λέγει (Il. 5. 395), καὶ τὸν Ἠλεῖον Ἅιδην Πανύασσις ἱστορεῖ· ἤδη δὲ καὶ τὴν Ἥραν τὴν ζυγίαν ἱστορεῖ ὑπὸ τοῦ αὐτοῦ Ἡρακλέους ὁ αὐτὸς οὗτος Πανύασις

ἐν Πύλωι ἠμαθόεντι.

Ἅιδην Matthews: Αὐγέαν cod. (et schol.).

  • 1Τρεμίλης Meineke: τρεμύλ(ι)ος codd. ῥ᾿ ἤγαγε κούρην West: ἔγημε θύγατρα codd.
  • 3Σίρβει?
  • 4ita West: ξανθὸς Πίναρός τε Salmasius.


Ogygian nymph, whom they call Praxidice, at the silvery Sibrus, beside that swirling river. And from her <were Born> baleful sons, Tloos, Pinaros, and Cragus, who in his might plundered all the plowlands.23

25 Stephanus of Byzantium, Geographical Lexicon

Aspis: a town in Libya . . . Also an island off Lycia. Also another island between Lebedos and Teos . . . Also another island near Psyra. Also another, as Cleon of Syracuse writes in his work On Harbors, a treeless one. Also one beyond Pisa,24 mentioned by Panyassis in the Heraclea, Book 11.

26 Clement, Protreptic

Aye, and Homer says that Aïdoneus was shot by Heracles, and Panyassis records that the Elean Hades was; and this same Panyassis also records that Conjugal Hera was shot by the same Heracles

in sandy Pylos.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.panyassis-heraclea.2003