Timotheus, Fragments

LCL 144: 82-83

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777 Lucian. Harmonides 1 (iii 375 Macleod)

. . . ὥσπερ ὅτε καὶ σύ, ὦ Τιμόθεε, τὸ πρῶτον ἐλθὼν οἴκοθεν ἐκ Βοιωτίας ἐπηύλησας τῇ Πανδιονίδι καὶ ἐνίκησας ἐν τῷ Αἴαντι τῷ ἐμμανεῖ, τοῦ ὁμωνύμου σοι ποιήσαντος τὸ μέλος, οὐδεὶς ἦν ὃς ἠγνόει τοὔνομα, Τιμόθεον ἐκ Θηβῶν.


778 (a) Macrob. Sat. 5. 22. 4s. (i 342s. Willis)

Alexander Aetolus, poeta egregius, in libro qui inscribitur Musae refert quanto studio populus Ephesius dedicato templo Dianae curaverit praemiis propositis ut qui tunc erant poetae ingeniosissimi in deam carmina diversa componerent. in his versibus Opis non comes Dianae sed Diana ipsa vocitata est. loquitur autem, ut dixi, de populo Ephesio (fr. 4 Powell):




Fragments The Madness of Ajax

777 Lucian, Harmonides 1

. . . just as when you, Timotheus, first arrived from your home in Boeotia and played the accompaniment for Pandion’s Daughter and won the prize with your performance of The Madness of Ajax, the music for which was composed by your namesake, there was no one who did not know the name of Timotheus of Thebes.

Artemis 1

778 (a) Macrobius, Saturnalia

The excellent poet Alexander of Aetolia in his book called The Muses tells how enthusiastically the people of Ephesus on the dedication of the temple to Diana 2 ensured by the offer of prizes that the most talented poets of the day should compose various songs in honour of the goddess. In Alexander’s lines Opis is the name not of a companion of Diana but of Diana herself. He is speaking, as I

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.timotheus-fragments.1993