The present paper intends to confront a small number of fragments scattered under different headings in the edition of the fragments of the Hesiodic poem 'Catalogue of Women', although they deal with the same heroic figures, namely the seer Melampus and his progeny. Melampus was a key figure not only in shaping the mantic traditions of heroic Greece down to Hellenistic times, but more generally in playing a central role in the complex mythical, epic and historical mapping of the North-eastern Peloponnese and beyond. It is intended as a case-study which deals with the complex interactions between indirect and direct traditions, between poetic texts (Homer, Hesiod, lyric poetry) and their re-use for mythographic purposes, as well as among fluid concurrent ancient versions.

‘Tracing mantic genealogies in Homer and in the Hesiodic corpus (frr. 25, 37, 136 M-W): Polyidus and his family’

Ettore Cingano
2021

Abstract

The present paper intends to confront a small number of fragments scattered under different headings in the edition of the fragments of the Hesiodic poem 'Catalogue of Women', although they deal with the same heroic figures, namely the seer Melampus and his progeny. Melampus was a key figure not only in shaping the mantic traditions of heroic Greece down to Hellenistic times, but more generally in playing a central role in the complex mythical, epic and historical mapping of the North-eastern Peloponnese and beyond. It is intended as a case-study which deals with the complex interactions between indirect and direct traditions, between poetic texts (Homer, Hesiod, lyric poetry) and their re-use for mythographic purposes, as well as among fluid concurrent ancient versions.
Song Regained. Working with Greek Poetic Fragments
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