Stesichorus I, Fragments

LCL 476: 166-167

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Greek Lyric

239 Et. Gen. (p. 44 Calame)

Τυφωέα· Ἡσίοδος (Theog. 821) Γῆς γενεαλογεῖ, Στησίχορος δὲ Ἥρας μόνης κατὰ μνησικακίαν Διὸς τεκούσης αὐτόν.

cf. 772. 49, cod. V ibid. Gaisford

240 Eust. Il. 9. 43 (i 16 van der Valk)

οὐ μόνον γὰρ Ἡσίοδος ἐκ τῆς τῶν Μουσῶν ἐπικλήσεως ἄρχεται (Theog. 1ss. Op. 1ss.) . . . ἀλλὰ καὶ Στησίχορος ἐν τῷ

δεῦρ᾿ ἄγε, Καλλιόπεια λίγεια.

cf. 10. 7

241 Ael. Arist. Or. 33. 2 (ii 228 Keil)

καὶ ταῦτα μὲν δὴ ταῦτα. μέτειμι δ᾿ ἐφ᾿ ἕτερον προοίμιον κατὰ Στησίχορον.

242 Athen. 4. 154f (i 349s. Kaibel)

ὁπότε δὲ παροξύνεται, τὸ μάχεσθαι ῥῆμα περιέχει, ὡς ἐν τῷ πυγμάχος, ναυμάχος,

αὐτόν σε πυλαιμάχε πρῶτον

παρὰ Στησιχόρῳ.

cf. schol. A Hom. 5. 31 (ii 7 Erbse) τειχεσιπλῆτα· . . . ἐστὶν ἐπίθετον ἀνάλογον τῷ παρὰ Στησιχόρῳ πυλαιμάχῳ.

Blomfield: πυλα- Athen. πυλε- schol. Hom.

243 Schol. Ap. Rhod. 3. 106 (p. 220 Wendel)

ῥαδινῆς· . . . Στησίχορος (sc. ἔταξε τὸ ῥαδινὸν) ἐπὶ τοῦ εὐτόνου·

ῥαδινοὺς δ᾿ ἐπέπεμπον ἄκοντας.

ἔπεμπον codd. PH


239 Etymologicum Genuinum

Typhoeus: Hesiod makes him son of Gaia (Earth), Stesichorus son of Hera, who bore him without a father in order to spite Zeus.1

240 Eustathius on Iliad 1. 1 (‘Tell, Muse . . .’)

For not only Hesiod begins with his invocation of the Muses: . . . Stesichorus does so too with his

Come hither, clear-voiced Calliopia.

241 Aristides, Orations

So much for that; and I shall turn to another prelude in the manner of Stesichorus.

242 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner

But when the word ending in –μαχος is accented on the second-last syllable, it is a compound of the verb μάχομαι, ‘fight’,1 as in πυγμάχος, ‘fist-fighter’, ναυμάχος, ‘ship-fighter’; so πυλαιμάχος, ‘gate fighter’, in Stesichorus:

yourself first, you fighter at the gate.2

243 Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes (ῥαδινῆς, ‘slender’)

Stesichorus used the word in the sense of ‘Vigorous’1:

and they hurled slender javelins.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.stesichorus_i-fragments.1991