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Homeric Hymns, To Hermes, 115


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1. Archilochus, Fragments, 109 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Archilochus, Fragments, 109 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Homer, Odyssey, 5.125-5.128, 8.364-8.365, 18.190-18.196 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

4. Homeric Hymns, To Aphrodite, 101-142, 168-190, 281-290, 81-100 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

100. Or in streams’ springs or grassy meadows? I
5. Homeric Hymns, To Hermes, 101-114, 116-179, 18, 180-199, 20, 200-239, 24, 240-249, 25, 250-279, 28, 280-289, 29, 290-299, 30, 300-309, 31, 310-319, 32, 320-329, 33, 330-339, 34, 340-349, 35, 350-359, 36, 360-369, 37, 370-379, 38, 380-389, 39, 390-399, 40, 400-409, 41, 410-419, 42, 420-429, 43, 430-439, 44, 440-449, 45, 450-459, 46, 460-469, 47, 470-479, 48, 480-489, 49, 490-499, 50, 500-509, 51, 510-519, 52, 520-529, 53, 530-539, 54, 540-549, 55, 550-559, 56, 560-569, 57, 570-575, 58-100 (8th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE)

100. A word – you’ll not be harmed in any way.
6. Homeric Hymns, To Apollo And The Muses, 183-206, 214-299, 30, 300-309, 31, 310-319, 32, 320-329, 33, 330-339, 34, 340-349, 35, 350-359, 36, 360-369, 37, 370-379, 38, 380-389, 39, 390-399, 40, 400-409, 41, 410-419, 42, 420-429, 43, 430-439, 44, 440-449, 45, 450-459, 46, 460-469, 47, 470-479, 48, 480-489, 49, 490-499, 50, 500-544, 182 (8th cent. BCE - 8th cent. BCE)

7. Aristophanes, Acharnians, 394-484, 497-499, 8, 10 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

10. ὅτε δὴ 'κεχήνη προσδοκῶν τὸν Αἰσχύλον
8. Aristophanes, Birds, 276, 275 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

275. νὴ Δί' ἕτερος δῆτα χοὖτος ἔξεδρον χρόαν ἔχων.
9. Aristophanes, Knights, 1249-1252, 520, 526, 537, 1248 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1248. οἴμοι πέπρακται τοῦ θεοῦ τὸ θέσφατον.
10. Aristophanes, Clouds, 553 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

553. Εὔπολις μὲν τὸν Μαρικᾶν πρώτιστον παρείλκυσεν
11. Aristophanes, Peace, 1013-1014, 147, 154-161, 192, 423-425, 431-432, 531-534, 603-604, 700, 722, 802-803, 1009 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1009. τένθαις πολλοῖς: κᾆτα Μελάνθιον
12. Aristophanes, The Rich Man, 1158, 1151 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1151. πατρὶς γάρ ἐστι πᾶς' ἵν' ἂν πράττῃ τις εὖ.
13. Aristophanes, Frogs, 101-102, 1299, 13-14, 1471, 357, 73, 76, 79, 83, 834, 86, 100 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

100. αἰθέρα Διὸς δωμάτιον, ἢ χρόνου πόδα
14. Aristophanes, The Women Celebrating The Thesmophoria, 1011-1071, 1107-1108, 134-145, 194, 29-30, 518-519, 769-784, 850, 855-916, 921-922, 927, 1010 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1010. ἁνὴρ ἔοικεν οὐ προδώσειν, ἀλλά μοι
15. Aristophanes, Wasps, 61, 1414 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1414. ̓Ινοῖ κρεμαμένῃ πρὸς ποδῶν Εὐριπίδου.
16. Eupolis, Fragments, 392 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

17. Eupolis, Fragments, 392 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

18. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

19. Cicero, On The Nature of The Gods, 2.62 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.62. Those gods therefore who were the authors of various benefits owned their deification to the value of the benefits which they bestowed, and indeed the names that I just now enumerated express the various powers of the gods that bear them. "Human experience moreover and general custom have made it a practice to confer the deification of renown and gratitude upon of distinguished benefactors. This is the origin of Hercules, of Castor and Pollux, of Aesculapius, and also of Liber (I mean Liber the son of Semele, not the Liber whom our ancestors solemnly and devoutly consecrated with Ceres and Libera, the import of which joint consecration may be gathered from the mysteries; but Liber and Libera were so named as Ceres' offspring, that being the meaning of our Latin word liberi — a use which has survived in the case of Libera but not of Liber) — and this is also the origin of Romulus, who is believed to be the same as Quirinus. And these benefactors were duly deemed divine, as being both supremely good and immortal, because their souls survived and enjoyed eternal life.
20. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 6.1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

6.1. 1.  The foregoing is told by Diodorus in the Third Book of his history. And the same writer, in the sixth Book as well, confirms the same view regarding the gods, drawing from the writing of Euhemerus of Messenê, and using the following words:,2.  "As regards the gods, then, men of ancient times have handed down to later generations two different conceptions: Certain of the gods, they say, are eternal and imperishable, such as the sun and moon and the other stars of the heavens, and the winds as well and whatever else possesses a nature similar to theirs; for of each of these the genesis and duration are from everlasting to everlasting. But the other gods, we are told, were terrestrial beings who attained to immortal honour and fame because of their benefactions to mankind, such as Heracles, Dionysus, Aristaeus, and the others who were like them.,3.  Regarding these terrestrial gods many and varying accounts have been handed down by the writers of history and mythology; of the historians, Euhemerus, who composed the Sacred History, has written a special treatise about them, while, of the writers of myths, Homer and Hesiod and Orpheus and the others of their kind have invented rather monstrous stories about the gods. But for our part, we shall endeavour to run over briefly the accounts which both groups of writers have given, aiming at due proportion in our exposition.,4.  "Now Euhemerus, who was a friend of King Cassander and was required by him to perform certain affairs of state and to make great journeys abroad, says that he travelled southward as far as the ocean; for setting sail from Arabia the Blest he voyaged through the ocean for a considerable number of days and was carried to the shore of some islands in the sea, one of which bore the name of Panchaea. On this island he saw the Panchaeans who dwell there, who excel in piety and honour the gods with the most magnificent sacrifices and with remarkable votive offerings of silver and of gold.,5.  The island is sacred to the gods, and there are a number of other objects on it which are admired both for their antiquity and for the great skill of their workmanship, regarding which severally we have written in the preceding Books.,6.  There is also on the island, situated upon an exceedingly high hill, a sanctuary of Zeus Triphylius, which was established by him during the time when he was king of all the inhabited world and was still in the company of men.,7.  And in this temple there is a stele of gold on which is inscribed in summary, in the writing employed by the Panchaeans, the deeds of Uranus and Cronus and Zeus.,8.  "Euhemerus goes on to say that Uranus was the first to be king, that he was an honourable man and beneficent, who was versed in the movement of the stars, and that he was also the first to honour the gods of the heavens with sacrifices, whence he was called Uranus or "Heaven.",9.  There were born to him by his wife Hestia two sons, Titan and Cronus, and two daughters, Rhea and Demeter. Cronus became king after Uranus, and marrying Rhea he begat Zeus and Hera and Poseidon. And Zeus, on succeeding to the kingship, married Hera and Demeter and Themis, and by them he had children, the Curetes by the first named, Persephonê by the second, and Athena by the third.,10.  And going to Babylon he was entertained by Belus, and after that he went to the island of Panchaea, which lies in the ocean, and here he set up an altar to Uranus, the founder of his family. From there he passed through Syria and came to Casius, who was ruler of Syria at that time, and who gave his name to Mt. Casius. And coming to Cilicia he conquered in battle Cilix, the governor of the region, and he visited very many other nations, all of which paid honour to him and publicly proclaimed him a god.",11.  After recounting what I have given and more to the same effect about the gods, as if about mortal men, Diodorus goes on to say: "Now regarding Euhemerus, who composed the Sacred History, we shall rest content with what has been said, and shall endeavour to run over briefly the myths which the Greeks recount concerning the gods, as they are given by Hesiod and Homer and Orpheus." Thereupon Diodorus goes on to add the myths as the poets give them.
21. Livy, History, 29.37.2, 36.36.3-36.36.4 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

22. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 33.41 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

23. Seneca The Younger, De Clementia, 1.26.5 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

24. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 16.4 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

25. Tacitus, Annals, 15.44 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15.44.  So far, the precautions taken were suggested by human prudence: now means were sought for appeasing deity, and application was made to the Sibylline books; at the injunction of which public prayers were offered to Vulcan, Ceres, and Proserpine, while Juno was propitiated by the matrons, first in the Capitol, then at the nearest point of the sea-shore, where water was drawn for sprinkling the temple and image of the goddess. Ritual banquets and all-night vigils were celebrated by women in the married state. But neither human help, nor imperial munificence, nor all the modes of placating Heaven, could stifle scandal or dispel the belief that the fire had taken place by order. Therefore, to scotch the rumour, Nero substituted as culprits, and punished with the utmost refinements of cruelty, a class of men, loathed for their vices, whom the crowd styled Christians. Christus, the founder of the name, had undergone the death penalty in the reign of Tiberius, by sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilatus, and the pernicious superstition was checked for a moment, only to break out once more, not merely in Judaea, the home of the disease, but in the capital itself, where all things horrible or shameful in the world collect and find a vogue. First, then, the confessed members of the sect were arrested; next, on their disclosures, vast numbers were convicted, not so much on the count of arson as for hatred of the human race. And derision accompanied their end: they were covered with wild beasts' skins and torn to death by dogs; or they were fastened on crosses, and, when daylight failed were burned to serve as lamps by night. Nero had offered his Gardens for the spectacle, and gave an exhibition in his Circus, mixing with the crowd in the habit of a charioteer, or mounted on his car. Hence, in spite of a guilt which had earned the most exemplary punishment, there arose a sentiment of pity, due to the impression that they were being sacrificed not for the welfare of the state but to the ferocity of a single man.
26. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.40.6, 2.14.1, 3.20.5, 8.15.1, 8.25.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.40.6. After the precinct of Zeus, when you have ascended the citadel, which even at the present day is called Caria from Car, son of Phoroneus, you see a temple of Dionysus Nyctelius (Nocturnal), a sanctuary built to Aphrodite Epistrophia (She who turns men to love), an oracle called that of Night and a temple of Zeus Conius (Dusty) without a roof. The image of Asclepius and also that of Health were made by Bryaxis. Here too is what is called the Chamber of Demeter, built, they say, by Car when he was king. 2.14.1. Celeae is some five stades distant from the city, and here they celebrate the mysteries in honor of Demeter, not every year but every fourth year. The initiating priest is not appointed for life, but at each celebration they elect a fresh one, who takes, if he cares to do so, a wife. In this respect their custom differs from that at Eleusis, but the actual celebration is modelled on the Eleusinian rites. The Phliasians themselves admit that they copy the “performance” at Eleusis . 3.20.5. Between Taletum and Euoras is a place they name Therae, where they say Leto from the Peaks of Taygetus ... is a sanctuary of Demeter surnamed Eleusinian. Here according to the Lacedaemonian story Heracles was hidden by Asclepius while he was being healed of a wound. In the sanctuary is a wooden image of Orpheus, a work, they say, of Pelasgians. 8.15.1. The people of Pheneus have also a sanctuary of Demeter, surnamed Eleusinian, and they perform a ritual to the goddess, saying that the ceremonies at Eleusis are the same as those established among themselves. For Naus, they assert, came to them because of an oracle from Delphi, being a grandson of Eumolpus. Beside the sanctuary of the Eleusinian has been set up Petroma, as it is called, consisting of two large stones fitted one to the other. 8.25.3. This sanctuary is on the borders of Thelpusa . In it are images, each no less than seven feet high, of Demeter, her daughter, and Dionysus, all alike of stone. After the sanctuary of the Eleusinian goddess the Ladon flows by the city Thelpusa on the left, situated on a high hill, in modern times so deserted that the market-place, which is at the extremity of it, was originally, they say, right in the very middle of it. Thelpusa has a temple of Asclepius and a sanctuary of the twelve gods; the greater part of this, I found, lay level with the ground.


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acharnians, peace Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
acharnians, wealth Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
aesculapius Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
amphitryon Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
aphrodite Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 29
apollo Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24; Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 326
archilochus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
atlantia Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
christians Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
chthonic holocausts versus olympian offerings Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
cratinus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
crocodiles Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
cybele Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
delos Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24
divinity Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
domitian (emperor) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
egypt, gods of Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
ephebe Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 320
euhemeros of messene Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
eupolis Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
euripides Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
fable Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 327
frogs Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
harpokration Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
herakles/heracles/hercules Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
herdsman, and sacrifice Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
hermes, in aristophanes Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
hermes Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24, 29
homer Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 13
hymns, divine power and cult in Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 29
hymns, motifs in Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24, 29
hymns, narrative structure of Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24
iasion Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
immortality, divinity Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 13
immortality, everlastingness Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 13
isis Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
kar and karians Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
magna mater Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
megara, citadel of karia Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
megara Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
mercury/hermes, as god of comedy Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
mercury/hermes, as slave Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
mercury/hermes, in plautus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
miracle, healing Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 326
mortal thoughts Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 13
mount olympus Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24, 29
mysteries, samothracian mysteries Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
narration Faulkner and Hodkinson, Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (2015) 24
nero (emperor) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
olympia, sacrifices at Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
penelope Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 13
plautus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
plutus Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
prometheus Miller and Clay, Tracking Hermes, Pursuing Mercury (2019) 113
ptolemaic period Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
rector Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
rhodes, hydria with plutus from Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
rome (monuments and features in city), palatine hill Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
rome (monuments and features in city), synagogues in Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
sacrifice/sacrificial rituals, at olympia Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
sacrifice/sacrificial rituals, chthonic holocausts versus olympian offerings Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
sacrificial strike' Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 324
sacrificial strike Versnel, Coping with the Gods: Wayward Readings in Greek Theology (2011) 322, 323
samothracian mysteries Simon, Zeyl, and Shapiro,, The Gods of the Greeks (2021) 364
serapis Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
souls, in homer Long, Immortality in Ancient Philosophy (2019) 13
titus (emperor) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39
vespasian (emperor) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 39