[Alcaeus (Lyric Poet)], [Sappho], Fragments

LCL 142: 440-441

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Greek Lyric

4 Epim. Hom. (Anecd. Oxon. i 327 Cramer)

τὸ γὰρ ὁρῶ δευτέρας μὲν ὡς πρόδηλον ἀλλὰ καὶ πρώτης, ὡς δῆλον ἐκ τῆς Αἰολίδος διαλέκτου· ὡς γὰρ ἀπὸ τοῦ οἰκῶ ἡ μετοχή (Alc. 328), οὕτω ἀπὸ τοῦ ὁρῶ

ἀλλ᾿ ὦ πάντ᾿ ἐπόρεις Ἀέλιε.

ἐφορεῖσ᾿ ἅλιε cod., em. Bergk, Lobel

5 Hdn. π. μον. λέξ. α΄ 26 (ii 932 Lentz)

τὸ γὰρ ῾α᾿, εἰ ἔχοι ἐν ἐπιφορᾷ διπλασιαζόμενον τὸ ῾λλ᾿ ἐν μιᾷ λέξει, συστέλλεσθαι φιλεῖ, χωρὶς εἰ μὴ τροπή τις εἴη τοῦ ῾η᾿ εἰς ῾α᾿ παρὰ διαλέκτῳ . . . ἐφυλαξάμην δὲ διαλέκτους διὰ τὸ

(a) † δ᾿ ἀλλ᾿ ἄν μοι † μεγαλύνεο δακτυλίω πέρι

(b) ἄλλαν † μὴ καμετέραν † φρένα

(c) ἄβρα † δεῦτε πάσχης πάλαι † ἀλλόμαν

ἀντὶ τοῦ ἠλλόμην.

6 anon. gramm. ap. Anecd. Oxon. iii 237 (Cramer) (= Hdn. ii 640. 4ss. Lentz)

ζητοῦμεν καὶ τὴν τοῦ Ἄρης Ἄρεος γενικήν, πῶς εὕρηται διὰ διφθόγγου· λέγομεν Ἄρευος Ἄρευι· (Alc. 330)· ἡ κλητικὴ

Ἄρευ † ὁ φόβος διακτὴρ †

δαΐκτηρ ci. Cramer


Sappho or Alcaeus

4 Homeric Parsings on ὁμοκλέω and ὁμοκλάω, ‘call’

ὁρῶ, ‘see’, obviously belongs to the second conjugation (in -άω), but it can also belong to the first (in -έω), as is clear from the Aeolic dialect: for as the participle from οἰκῶ is οἴκεις (Alc. 328), so the participle from ὁρῶ is ὄρεις, ‘seeing’, e.g.

but, you all-surveying Sun, . . .

5 Herodian, On Anomalous Words

For α if followed by λλ in the same word is generally short, unless there has been a change of η to α in dialect . . . I made an exception of dialect forms because of the following1:


crazy girl, do not boast about a ring


do not . . . a crazed heart


dainty girl, once again . . . I (leaped? wandered?)

6 Anonymous grammarian

We are enquiring also how Ἄρης, genitive Ἄρεος (Ares), is found with the diphthong ευ as in Ἄρευος, Ἄρευι: cf. (Alc. 330) and for the vocative

Ares, Fear the murderer1 . . .

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.sappho_alcaeus_lyric_poet-fragments.1982