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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



10496
Strabo, Geography, 9.1.10


nanAt the present time the island is held by the Athenians, although in early times there was strife between them and the Megarians for its possession. Some say that it was Peisistratus, others Solon, who inserted in the Catalogue of Ships immediately after the verse, and Aias brought twelve ships from Salamis, the verse, and, bringing them, halted them where the battalions of the Athenians were stationed, and then used the poet as a witness that the island had belonged to the Athenians from the beginning. But the critics do not accept this interpretation, because many of the verses bear witness to the contrary. For why is Aias found in the last place in the ship-camp, not with the Athenians, but with the Thessalians under Protesilaus? Here were the ships of Aias and Protesilaus. And in the Visitation of the troops, Agamemnon found Menestheus the charioteer, son of Peteos, standing still; and about him were the Athenians, masters of the battle-cry. And near by stood Odysseus of many wiles, and about him, at his side, the ranks of the Cephallenians. And back again to Aias and the Salaminians, he came to the Aiantes, and near them, Idomeneus on the other side, not Menestheus. The Athenians, then, are reputed to have cited alleged testimony of this kind from Homer, and the Megarians to have replied with the following parody: Aias brought ships from Salamis, from Polichne, from Aegeirussa, from Nisaea, and from Tripodes; these four are Megarian places, and, of these, Tripodes is called Tripodiscium, near which the present marketplace of the Megarians is situated.


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1. Homer, Iliad, 2.494, 2.546-2.551, 2.553-2.555, 2.557-2.558 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2.494. /and a voice unwearying, and though the heart within me were of bronze, did not the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus that beareth the aegis, call to my mind all them that came beneath Ilios. Now will I tell the captains of the ships and the ships in their order.of the Boeotians Peneleos and Leïtus were captains 2.546. /And with him there followed forty black ships. 2.547. /And with him there followed forty black ships. 2.548. /And with him there followed forty black ships. 2.549. /And with him there followed forty black ships. And they that held Athens, the well-built citadel, the land of great-hearted Erechtheus, whom of old Athene, daughter of Zeus, fostered, when the earth, the giver of grain, had borne him; and she made him to dwell in Athens, in her own rich sanctuary 2.550. /and there the youths of the Athenians, as the years roll on in their courses, seek to win his favour with sacrifices of bulls and rams;—these again had as leader Menestheus, son of Peteos. Like unto him was none other man upon the face of the earth for the marshalling of chariots and of warriors that bear the shield. 2.551. /and there the youths of the Athenians, as the years roll on in their courses, seek to win his favour with sacrifices of bulls and rams;—these again had as leader Menestheus, son of Peteos. Like unto him was none other man upon the face of the earth for the marshalling of chariots and of warriors that bear the shield. 2.553. /and there the youths of the Athenians, as the years roll on in their courses, seek to win his favour with sacrifices of bulls and rams;—these again had as leader Menestheus, son of Peteos. Like unto him was none other man upon the face of the earth for the marshalling of chariots and of warriors that bear the shield. 2.554. /and there the youths of the Athenians, as the years roll on in their courses, seek to win his favour with sacrifices of bulls and rams;—these again had as leader Menestheus, son of Peteos. Like unto him was none other man upon the face of the earth for the marshalling of chariots and of warriors that bear the shield. 2.555. /Only Nestor could vie with him, for he was the elder. And with him there followed fifty black ships.And Aias led from Salamis twelve ships, and stationed them where the battalions of the Athenians stood.And they that held Argos and Tiryns, famed for its walls 2.557. /Only Nestor could vie with him, for he was the elder. And with him there followed fifty black ships.And Aias led from Salamis twelve ships, and stationed them where the battalions of the Athenians stood.And they that held Argos and Tiryns, famed for its walls 2.558. /Only Nestor could vie with him, for he was the elder. And with him there followed fifty black ships.And Aias led from Salamis twelve ships, and stationed them where the battalions of the Athenians stood.And they that held Argos and Tiryns, famed for its walls
2. Homer, Odyssey, 7.77-7.81 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Euripides, Suppliant Women, 382, 399-584, 381 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

381. (to a herald.) Forasmuch as with this thy art thou hast ever served the stat£ and me by carrying my proclamations far and wide, so now cross Asopus and the waters of Ismenus, and declare this message to the haughty king of the Cadmeans:
4. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 2.20-2.23, 2.52-2.53, 2.57-2.65, 2.67-2.68, 2.71-2.77, 4.77, 4.89-4.101 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Aristotle, Rhetoric, 1.15 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Plutarch, Solon, 10 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.35.3 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.35.3. There are still the remains of a market-place, a temple of Ajax and his statue in ebony. Even at the present day the Athenians pay honors to Ajax himself and to Eurysaces, for there is an altar of Eurysaces also at Athens . In Salamis is shown a stone not far from the harbor, on which they say that Telamon sat when he gazed at the ship in which his children were sailing away to Aulis to take part in the joint expedition of the Greeks.
8. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 1.48 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

1.48. And lest it should be thought that he had acquired Salamis by force only and not of right, he opened certain graves and showed that the dead were buried with their faces to the east, as was the custom of burial among the Athenians; further, that the tombs themselves faced the east, and that the inscriptions graven upon them named the deceased by their demes, which is a style peculiar to Athens. Some authors assert that in Homer's catalogue of the ships after the line:Ajax twelve ships from Salamis commands,Solon inserted one of his own:And fixed their station next the Athenian bands.


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aiantis tribe, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 677
ajax, in the catalogue of ships Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
archeology Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 677
argos, argolid, dorian a. Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
athena Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 83
athens, and ajax Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 677
athens Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
autochthony, of attic kings Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 83
bronze age Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
catalogue of ships Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
corinth Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
erechtheus, as ancestor of the athenians Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 83
erechtheus, earthborn nature Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 83
erechtheus, identity with erichthonius Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 83
erichthonius, birth Barbato, The Ideology of Democratic Athens: Institutions, Orators and the Mythical Past (2020) 83
formulae' Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
heroic age, aegimius Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
heroic age, catalogue of women Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
iron age, early Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
megara, megarians Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
merkelbach, r. Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
pisistratus, pisistratean recension Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
plutarch Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
poseidon, in cult Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
salamis Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
snodgrass, a.m. Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
sparta, spartans Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
strabo Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303
theseus Finkelberg, Homer and Early Greek Epic: Collected Essays (2019) 303