Telesilla, Fragments

LCL 461: 78-79

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717 Heph. Ench. 11. 2 (p. 35 Consbruch)

ἐστὶ τοίνυν ἐπίσημα ἐν τῷ ἰωνικῷ ἑφθημιμερῆ (πενθημιμερῆ ci. Edmonds) μὲν τὰ τοιαῦτα, οἷς ἡ Τελέσιλλα ἐχρήσατο·

ἁ δ᾿ Ἄρτεμις, ὦ κόραι, φεύγοισα τὸν Ἀλφεόν

cf. Ench. 4. 4(p. 14 Consbruch), epitom. (p. 361)

1 ἁ δ᾿ bis cod. I: ἅδ᾿ vel ἅδε rell., nisi οὐδ᾿ epitom. κόρα 4. 4 cod. D

718 Athen. 14. 619b (iii 365 Kaibel)

ἡ δὲ εἰς Ἀπόλλωνα ᾠδὴ


ὡς Τελέσιλλα παρίστησιν.

Musurus: φηλικίας cod.

719 Paus. 2. 35. 2 (i 190 Rocha-Pereira)

Ἀπόλλωνος δέ εἰσι ναοὶ τρεῖς καὶ ἀγάλματα τρία· καὶ τῷ μὲν οὐκ ἔστιν ἐπίκλησις, τὸν δὲ Πυθαέα 〚οὕτως ὀνομάζουσι, καὶ Ὅριον τὸν τρίτον. τὸ μὲν δὴ τοῦ Πυθαέως ὄνομα μεμαθήκασι παρὰ Ἀργείων· τούτοις γὰρ Ἑλλήνων πρώτοις ἀφικέσθαι Τελέσιλλά φησι τὸν Πυθαέα ἐς τὴν χώραν Ἀπόλλωνος παῖδα ὄντα.


717 Hephaestion, Handbook on Metres (on the ionic a maiore)

Remarkable among the ionic metres are the three-and-a-half foot lines of the following type,1 used by Telesilla:

And Artemis, girls, fleeing from Alpheus . . .2

718 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner (on the names of songs)

The song to Apollo is the philhelias,

the sun-loving song,

as Telesilla has it.

719 Pausanias, Description of Greece (on Hermione)

There are three temples and three images of Apollo. One has no extra title, but they call the second Apollo Pythaeus and the third Apollo of the Boundaries. They have learned the name Pythaeus from the Argives, for according to Telesilla theirs was the first district of Greece to which Pythaeus, a son of Apollo, came.1

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.telesilla-fragments.1992