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1. Hesiod, Works And Days, 49, 72-74, 48 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

48. One’s rudder packed away, live lazily
2. Hesiod, Theogony, 105-107, 121-122, 126-127, 129, 131-133, 139, 166, 168, 172, 180-181, 188-195, 201, 217, 233, 306, 309, 313, 334, 340, 368, 371-372, 385, 406, 460-464, 470-472, 479-483, 494, 509, 626, 886-893, 899, 901, 904, 907, 912-915, 918, 921, 928, 937, 969, 978, 1018 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

1018. For he was fearful that she just might bear
3. Homer, Iliad, 4.59, 5.371, 6.165, 7.478, 14.246, 18.396 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

4.59. /For even though I grudge thee, and am fain to thwart their overthrow, I avail naught by my grudging, for truly thou art far the mightier. Still it beseemeth that my labour too be not made of none effect; for I also am a god, and my birth is from the stock whence is thine own, and crooked-counselling Cronos begat me as the most honoured of his daughters 5.371. /but fair Aphrodite flung herself upon the knees of her mother Dione. She clasped her daughter in her arms, and stroked her with her hand and spake to her, saying:Who now of the sons of heaven, dear child, hath entreated thee thus wantonly, as though thou wert working some evil before the face of all? 6.165. /seeing he was minded to lie with me in love against my will. So she spake, and wrath gat hold upon the king to hear that word. To slay him he forbare, for his soul had awe of that; but he sent him to Lycia, and gave him baneful tokens, graving in a folded tablet many signs and deadly 7.478. /and some for slaves; and they made them a rich feast. So the whole night through the long-haired Achaeans feasted, and the Trojans likewise in the city, and their allies; and all night long Zeus, the counsellor, devised them evil, thundering in terrible wise. Then pale fear gat hold of them 14.246. /Oceanus, from whom they all are sprung; but to Zeus, son of Cronos, will I not draw nigh, neither lull him to slumber, unless of himself he bid me. For ere now in another matter did a behest of thine teach me a lesson 18.396. /even she that saved me when pain was come upon me after I had fallen afar through the will of my shameless mother, that was fain to hide me away by reason of my lameness. Then had I suffered woes in heart, had not Eurynome and Thetis received me into their bosom—Eurynome, daughter of backward-flowing Oceanus.
4. Homer, Odyssey, 3.261, 11.205, 14.243, 19.395, 24.199, 24.444 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

5. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 5.2-5.4 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.2. 2.  Its circumference is some four thousand three hundred and sixty stades; for of its three sides, that extending from Pelorias to Lilybaeum is one thousand seven hundred stades, that from Lilybaeum to Pachynus in the territory of Syracuse is a thousand five hundred, and the remaining side is one thousand one hundred and forty stades.,3.  The Siceliotae who dwell in the island have received the tradition from their ancestors, the report having ever been handed down successively from earliest time by one generation to the next, that the island is sacred to Demeter and Corê; although there are certain poets who recount the myth that at the marriage of Pluton and Persephonê Zeus gave this island as a wedding present to the bride.,4.  That the ancient inhabitants of Sicily, the Sicani, were indigenous, is stated by the best authorities among historians, also that the goddesses we have mentioned first made their appearance on this island, and that it was the first, because of the fertility of the soil, to bring forth the fruit of the corn, facts to which the most renowned of the poets also bears witness when he writes: But all these things grow there for them unsown And e'en untilled, both wheat and barley, yea, And vines, which yield such wine as fine grapes give, And rain of Zeus gives increase unto them. Indeed, in the plain of Leontini, we are told, and throughout many other parts of Sicily the wheat men call "wild" grows even to this day.,5.  And, speaking generally, before the corn was discovered, if one were to raise the question, what manner of land it was of the inhabited earth where the fruits we have mentioned appeared for the first time, the meed of honour may reasonably be accorded to the richest land; and in keeping with what we have stated, it is also to be observed that the goddesses who made this discovery are those who receive the highest honours among the Siceliotae. 5.3. 1.  Again, the fact that the Rape of Corê took place in Sicily is, men say, proof most evident that the goddesses made this island their favourite retreat because it was cherished by them before all others.,2.  And the Rape of Corê, the myth relates, took place in the meadows in the territory of Enna. The spot lies near the city, a place of striking beauty for its violets and every other kind of flower and worthy of the goddess. And the story is told that, because of the sweet odour of the flowers growing there, trained hunting dogs are unable to hold the trail, because their natural sense of smell is balked. And the meadow we have mentioned is level in the centre and well watered throughout, but on its periphery it rises high and falls off with precipitous cliffs on every side. And it is conceived of as lying in the very centre of the island, which is the reason why certain writers call it the navel of Sicily.,3.  Near to it also are sacred groves, surrounded by marshy flats, and a huge grotto which contains a chasm which leads down into the earth and opens to the north, and through it, the myth relates, Pluton, coming out with his chariot, effected the Rape of Corê. And the violets, we are told, and the rest of the flowers which supply the sweet odour continue to bloom, to one's amazement, throughout the entire year, and so the whole aspect of the place is one of flowers and delight.,4.  And both Athena and Artemis, the myth goes on to say, who had made the same choice of maidenhood as had Corê and were reared together with her, joined with her in gathering the flowers, and all of them together wove the robe for their father Zeus. And because of the time they had spent together and their intimacy they all loved this island above any other, and each one of them received for her portion a territory, Athena receiving hers in the region of Himera, where the Nymphs, to please Athena, caused the springs of warm water to gush forth on the occasion of the visit of Heracles to the island, and the natives consecrated a city to her and a plot of ground which to this day is called Athena's.,5.  And Artemis received from the gods the island at Syracuse which was named after her, by both the oracles and men, Ortygia. On this island likewise these Nymphs, to please Artemis, caused a great fountain to gush forth to which was given the name Arethusa.,6.  And not only in ancient times did this fountain contain large fish in great numbers, but also in our own day we find these fish still there, considered to be holy and not to be touched by men; and on many occasions, when certain men have eaten them amid stress of war, the deity has shown a striking sign, and has visited with great sufferings such as dared to take them for food. of these matters we shall give an exact account in connection with the appropriate period of time. 5.4. 1.  Like the two goddesses whom we have mentioned Corê, we are told, received as her portion the meadows round about Enna; but a great fountain was made sacred to her in the territory of Syracuse and given the name Cyanê or "Azure Fount.",2.  For the myth relates that it was near Syracuse that Pluton effected the Rape of Corê and took her away in his chariot, and that after cleaving the earth asunder he himself descended into Hades, taking along with him the bride whom he had seized, and that he caused the fountain named Cyanê to gush forth, near which the Syracusans each year hold a notable festive gathering; and private individuals offer the lesser victims, but when the ceremony is on behalf of the community, bulls are plunged in the pool, this manner of sacrifice having been commanded by Heracles on the occasion when he made the circuit of all Sicily, while driving off the cattle of Geryones.,3.  After the Rape of Corê, the myth does on to recount, Demeter, being unable to find her daughter, kindled torches in the craters of Mt. Aetna and visited many parts of the inhabited world, and upon the men who received her with the greatest favour she conferred briefs, rewarding them with the gift of the fruit of the wheat.,4.  And since a more kindly welcome was extended the goddess by the Athenians than by any other people, they were the first after the Siceliotae to be given the fruit of the wheat; and in return for this gift the citizens of that city in assembly honoured the goddess above all others with the establishment both of most notable sacrifices and of the mysteries of Eleusis, which, by reason of their very great antiquity and sanctity, have come to be famous among all mankind. From the Athenians many peoples received a portion of the gracious gift of the corn, and they in turn, sharing the gift of the seed with their neighbours, in this way caused all the inhabited world to abound with it.,5.  And the inhabitants of Sicily, since by reason of the intimate relationship of Demeter and Corê with them they were the first to share in the corn after its discovery, instituted to each one of the goddesses sacrifices and festive gatherings, which they named after them, and by the time chosen for these made acknowledgement of the gifts which had been conferred upon them.,6.  In the case of Corê, for instance, they established the celebration of her return at about the time when the fruit of the corn was found to come to maturity, and they celebrate this sacrifice and festive gathering with such strictness of observance and such zeal as we should reasonably expect those men to show who are returning thanks for having been selected before all mankind for the greatest possible gift;,7.  but in the case of Demeter they preferred that time for the sacrifice when the sowing of the corn is first begun, and for a period of ten days they hold a festive gathering which bears the name of this goddess and is most magnificent by reason of the brilliance of their preparation for it, while in the observance of it they imitate the ancient manner of life. And it is their custom during these days to indulge in coarse language as they associate one with another, the reason being that by such coarseness the goddess, grieved though she was at the Rape of Corê, burst into laughter.
6. Ovid, Fasti, 4.393-4.618 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4.393. Next, the Games of Ceres, there’s no need to say why: 4.413. You girded attendants lift those knives from the ox: 4.414. Let the ox plough, while you sacrifice the lazy sow 4.415. It’s not fitting for an axe to strike a neck that’s yoked: 4.416. Let the ox live, and toil through the stubborn soil. 4.423. Cool Arethusa gathered together the mothers of the gods: 4.424. And the yellow-haired goddess came to the sacred feast. 4.437. One picked marigolds: another loved violets 4.438. And one nipped the poppy-heads with her nails: 4.439. Some you tempt, hyacinth: others, amaranth, you delay: 4.440. Others desire thyme, cornflowers or clover. 4.445. Dis, her uncle saw her, and swiftly carried her off 4.448. Carried away!’ and tore at the breast of her robe: 4.457. She rushed about, distracted, as we’ve heard 4.458. The Thracian Maenads run with flowing hair. 4.516. And begged her to shelter under his insignificant roof. 4.517. She refused. She was disguised as an old woman, her hair 4.518. Covered with a cap. When he urged her she replied: 4.521. She spoke, and a crystal drop (though goddesses cannot weep) 4.584. Is married to Jupiter’s brother, and rules the third realm.’
7. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 5.341-5.642, 5.657 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Orphic Hymns., Argonautica, 18-31, 17

9. Orphic Hymns., Fragments, 12, 14-16, 18, 20-22, 26, 31, 398, 8, 10

10. Papyri, Derveni Papyrus, 21.5, 21.7, 22.12, 26.9



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aphrodite urania Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
aphrodites birth by the ejaculation of zeus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
aphrodites births Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
athena Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
ceres de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
claudian de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
cosmogony Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59
cronus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 62
demeter Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 60, 62; de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
derveni poem Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
derveni poet Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 60, 62
earth Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 60
eleusis de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
emotions, anger/rage de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
emotions, grief de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
emotions, guilt de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
emotions, maternal de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
eros Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 60
gaia Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 62
gods, births of the gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59
gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 60, 62
gods as elements, names of the gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
gods as elements, olympian gods Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
hades (god) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
harmonia Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
hera Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 60, 62
hesiod Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 60, 62
hestia Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
hymn to zeus (orphic) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59
kingship, divine Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
metis Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 60, 62
moon Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
motherhood de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
night (goddess) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
oceanus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59
odysseus de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
oedipus de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
orpheus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
orphic myths Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
peitho (persuasion) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
persephone Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62; de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
persephones birth Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 60
pontus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 62
poseidon Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
prophecy, nights prophecy Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
proserpine de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
protogonos (orphic god) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 62
rhapsodies (orphic poem) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 60
rhea Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 60, 62
rivers (in theogony) Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
selene Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 60
sky Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
swallowing, zeus swallowing of metis Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 62
swallowing, zeus swallowing of protogonos Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 62
telemachus de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
tethys Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 60
themis Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 60, 62
titans Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
typhon Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 60
underworld Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
uranus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 62
uranus castration Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
uranus phallus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58
zeus' de Bakker, van den Berg, and Klooster, Emotions and Narrative in Ancient Literature and Beyond (2022) 667
zeus Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 59, 60, 62
zeus as king Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
zeus incest with his mother Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 60
zeus mind Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 59, 60
zeus new creation of the world Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58, 62
zeus pregnancy Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 62
θόρνηι Alvarez, The Derveni Papyrus: Unearthing Ancient Mysteries (2018) 58