Sophocles, Testimonium

LCL 461: 328-329

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οὐκ ἀπαξιῶν παρὰ σοῦ (sc. τοῦ Σοφοκλέους) ἀκοῦσαι . . . κλυτόμητις ci. Bergk (cf. P.M.G. 934)

(b) I.G. ii2 4510 + James H. Oliver, Hesperia 5 (1936) 109ss.

ΣΟΦΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ [ΠΑΙ]ΑΝ

(i)

(ὦ) Φλεγύα] κούρα περιώνυμε, μᾶτερ ἀλεξιπό[ν]ο[ιο] θεοῦ ὃν ἔφυσ]ς ἀκειρεκόμα<ι>, σ[θ]ν ἄρξομ [ὕμ]νον ἐγερσιβόαν ()     ]νεσι[ν] εὐεπ  [η    ][  ][]αν[  ]οβοα ]συρίγμασι μιγν[μεν]ον 5]σι Κεκροπιδῶν [ἐπ]ιτάρροθον ] μόλοις τὸν [χρυσο]κόμα[ν ]ν αὐτο[ ] ] ] 10Ὀλύ]μπιον

desunt vv. vi

17] τερα

(ii) 4 λυρ[

1 init. Buecheler, fin. Oliver 2 init. Page, cett. Oliver 3 Dittenberger fort. αὐλ]οβόα Page 4 Oliver 5 Wilhelm 6, 10 Oliver
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Sophocles

skill-famed

by you.1

(b) Inscription from the Asclepieum at Athens1 (200–250 a.d.)

Paean of Sophocles

Wide-famed daughter of Phlegyas, mother of the god who wards off pain, (whom you bore to) the Unshorn,2 yours is the shout-raising hymn which I shall begin . . . (euphony?) . . . -shouting . . . mingled with pipings . . . helper of the Cecropidae3 . . . may you come . . . the Golden-haired4 . . . him(self) . . . Olympian. . .

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.sophocles-testimonium.1992