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Lycophron, Alexandra, 712-716
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1. Hesiod, Theogony, 28, 32-33, 27 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

27. Those daughters of Lord Zeus proclaimed to me:
2. Homer, Odyssey, 12.37-12.54, 12.165-12.200 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Lycophron, Alexandra, 1022-1026, 1047-1055, 1087-1089, 1109, 1131, 1206-1207, 1226-1284, 1291, 1295, 1362-1368, 1372-1373, 139-140, 1451-1460, 1462-1466, 178, 216-218, 224-228, 249-257, 307, 31, 361, 379-380, 387-398, 405-408, 455, 52, 535-568, 584-585, 592-632, 684, 69-71, 713-743, 799-800, 812-813, 856-858, 911-950, 984-992, 1021 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4. Strabo, Geography, 5.4.3, 5.4.7-5.4.8 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.4.7. After Dicaearchia is Neapolis, a city of the Cumaeans. At a later time it was re-colonised by Chalcidians, and also by some Pithecussaeans and Athenians, and hence, for this reason, was called Neapolis. A monument of Parthenope, one of the Sirens, is pointed out in Neapolis, and in accordance with an oracle a gymnastic contest is celebrated there. But at a still later time, as the result of a dissension, they admitted some of the Campani as fellow-inhabitants, and thus they were forced to treat their worst enemies as their best friends, now that they had alienated their proper friends. This is disclosed by the names of their demarchs, for the earliest names are Greek only, whereas the later are Greek mixed with Campanian. And very many traces of Greek culture are preserved there — gymnasia, ephebeia, phratriae, and Greek names of things, although the people are Romans. And at the present time a sacred contest is celebrated among them every four years, in music as well as gymnastics; it lasts for several days, and vies with the pmost famous of those celebrated in Greece. Here, too, there is a tunnel — the mountain between Dicaearchia and Neapolis having been tunneled like the one leading to Cumae, and a road having been opened up for a distance of many stadia that is wide enough to allow teams going in opposite directions to pass each other. And windows have been cut out at many places, and thus the light of day is brought down from the surface of the mountain along shafts that are of considerable depth. Furthermore, Neapolis has springs of hot water and bathing-establishments that are not inferior to those at Baiae, although it is far short of Baiae in the number of people, for at Baiae, where palace on palace has been built, one after another, a new city has arisen, not inferior to Dicaearchia. And greater vogue is given to the Greek mode of life at Neapolis by the people who withdraw thither from Rome for the sake of rest — I mean the class who have made their livelihood by training the young, or still others who, because of old age or infirmity, long to live in relaxation; and some of the Romans, too, taking delight in this way of living and observing the great number of men of the same culture as themselves sojourning there, gladly fall in love with the place and make it their permanent abode. 5.4.8. Next after Neapolis comes the Heracleian Fortress, with a promontory which runs out into the sea and so admirably catches the breezes of the southwest wind that it makes the settlement a healthful place to live in. Both this settlement and the one next after it, Pompaia (past which flows the River Sarnus), were once held by the Osci; then, by the Tyrrheni and the Pelasgi; and after that, by the Samnitae; but they, too, were ejected from the places. Pompaia, on the River Sarnus — a river which both takes the cargoes inland and sends them out to sea — is the port-town of Nola, Nuceria, and Acherrae (a place with name like that of the settlement Cremona). Above these places lies Mt. Vesuvius, which, save for its summit, has dwellings all round, on farm-lands that are absolutely beautiful. As for the summit, a considerable part of it is flat, but all of it is unfruitful, and looks ash-coloured, and it shows pore-like cavities in masses of rock that are soot-coloured on the surface, these masses of rock looking as though they had been eaten out by fire; and hence one might infer that in earlier times this district was on fire and had craters of fire, and then, because the fuel gave out, was quenched. Perhaps, too, this is the cause of the fruitfulness of the country all round the mountain; just as at Catana, it is said, that part of the country which had been covered with ash-dust from the hot ashes carried up into the air by the fire of Aetna made the land suited to the vine; for it contains the substance that fattens both the soil which is burnt out and that which produces the fruits; so then, when it acquired plenty of fat, it was suited to burning out, as is the case with all sulphur-like substances, and then when it had been evaporated and quenched and reduced to ash-dust, it passed into a state of fruitfulness. Next after Pompaia comes Surrentum, a city of the Campani, whence the Athenaeum juts forth into the sea, which some call the Cape of the Sirenussae. There is a sanctuary of Athene, built by Odysseus, on the tip of the Cape. It is only a short voyage from here across to the island of Capreae; and after doubling the cape you come to desert, rocky isles, which are called the Sirens. On the side of the Cape toward Surrentum people show you a kind of temple, and offerings dedicated there long ago, because the people in the neighbourhood hold the place in honour. Here, then, the gulf that is called the Crater comes to an end, being marked off by two capes that face the south, namely, Misenum and Athenaeum. And the whole of the gulf is garnished, in part by the cities which I have just mentioned, and in part by the residences and plantations, which, since they intervene in unbroken succession, present the appearance of a single city.
5. Vergil, Georgics, 4.563-4.566 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4.563. Fire and a fearful beast, and flowing stream. 4.564. But when no trickery found a path for flight 4.565. Baffled at length, to his own shape returned 4.566. With human lips he spake, “Who bade thee, then


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adriatic sea Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
alexandra, and rome Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
alexandra, dark poem Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
alexandra, guard, character of Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
alexandra, metre Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
alexandra, monodrama Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
alexandra, nostoi Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
alexandra Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107, 108
alexandra (lycophron), messenger structure Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 137
alexandra (lycophron), odysseus Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133
alexandra (lycophron), sirens Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133, 134, 135, 136, 137
alexandra (lycophron) Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133, 134, 135, 136, 137
apennines Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
athenaion promontory (campania) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
audiences, internal vs. external Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 136
audiences, of the sirens Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 135, 136, 137
auximum Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
campania Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
chalcis on euboea Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
characters, tragic/mythical, aeneas Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
characters, tragic/mythical, ajax, locrian Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
characters, tragic/mythical, cassandra (alexandra) Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
characters, tragic/mythical, diomedes Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
characters, tragic/mythical, menelaus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
characters, tragic/mythical, odysseus Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
characters, tragic/mythical, priam Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
chorostatas (kho-), in postclassical tragic plays/performances Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
cingulum Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
circe Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
circei Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
cora Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
etruscans Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
euboea, settlements from Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
fates Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 134
hornblower, simon Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 137
italy (italia) Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
latium Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
lykophron Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
mcnelis, charles Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133
metre, tragedy, in the alexandra Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
minerva, cape Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
misenum Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
misunderstanding, sirens song Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 134, 136, 137
muses Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 134, 136
musical imagery in alexandra, sirens song Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 134, 135, 136, 137
neapolis in campania Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
nola Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
odysseus Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133, 134, 135, 136, 137; Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
parthenope Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
picenum Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
pindar Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
pompeii Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
prophecies of cassandra, on odysseus Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 137
prophets, odysseus as Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133, 137
seas Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 137
seirenes islets Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
sens, alexander Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133
sirens Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
sora Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
sparta Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
surrentum Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146
thucydides Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 108
time, circularity and repetition' Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 133
vesuvius, mt. Roller, A Guide to the Geography of Pliny the Elder (2022) 146