Stesichorus I, Fragments

LCL 476: 60-61

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Greek Lyric




178 Et. Mag. 544. 54

Κύλλαρος· ἵππος Κάστορος. παρὰ τὸ κέλλειν, ὁ ταχύς. Στησίχορος ἐν τοῖς ἐπὶ Πελίᾳ Ἄθλοις τὸν μὲν Ἑρμῆν δεδωκέναι φησί·

Φλόγεον <τε> καὶ Ἅρπαγον, ὠκέα τέκνα Ποδάργας,

Ἥραν δὲ Ξάνθον καὶ Κύλλαρον.

cf. 353. 22, Tertull. 9, Serv. et al. in Verg. 3. 89 (v. Alcm. 25)+

<τε> Hiller-Crusius: v. M. W. Haslam, Q.U.C.C. 17 (1974) 12. Hemsterhuys: δ᾿ ἑξάλιθον vel sim. codd.





Frr. 178–222 together with S 7–150 are assigned to named poems (in Greek alphabetical order); 222A (the Lille papyrus) is concerned with Theban myth, 222B with several myths; 223–39 deal with various mythological figures, 240–1 refer to Stesichorus’ poetic composition, 242–5 are phrases, 246–68 words (in alphabetical order) cited from Stesichorus, 269–73 contain references to the content of his poems, 274 is of disputed authorship, 275 gives information about the poet’s metres, 276 provides testimonia about the types of poetry he composed, 277–80 are spurious, 281 gives the apophthegms. Funeral Games of Pelias

178 Etymologicum Magnum

Cyllarus: Castor’s horse. Derived from κέλλειν (‘to drive on’), the name means ‘the swift one’.1 Stesichorus in his Funeral Games of Pelias says that Hermes gave (the Dioscuri)2

Phlogeus and Harpagus, swift foals of Podarge,

while Hera gave them Xanthus and Cyllarus.3

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.stesichorus_i-fragments.1991