3 25 : 490 : The author of the comedy called The Helots says : “It is old-fashioned to sing Stesichorus, or Alcman, or Simonides. . 563) : Ar. Hesychius Glossary : "Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. kêrulos, Phot. hêdumos, “pleasant”; . Poppy-cakes are mentioned by Alcman in his fifth Book thus: Seven couches and as many tables crowned with poppy-cakes and linseed and sesame,94 and set among the flagons cups of damaskt gold; It is a sweetmeat made with honey and linseed.95. . cakes flavoured with them, or “poppy-cakes both of linseed and of sesame”; this is a drinking-bout not a feast . Av. Aelian Historical Miscellanies 12. . 7. 3.4 Athens 1 – the social and economic situation through 600 BCE. 112. The poleis, or city-states, now emerged fully from the so-called "Dark Ages" which had followed the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization. Stephanus of Byzantium Lexicon : . . 16. There are four spheres and these are called by the ancients stoicheia because each of them lies in a row or rank, just as Alcman somewhere called girls dancing in a line, Suidas Glossary : 73. cf. . An. Tyrtaeus (also Tyrtaios, Ancient Greek: Τυρταῖος) was a Greek poet who composed verses in Sparta around the time of the Second Messenian War, the date of which isn't clearly established—sometime in the latter part of the seventh century BC.He is known especially for political and military elegies, exhorting Spartans to support … Oriono , Et.Mag. . 7. each of the performers 17. the ritual was apparently apotropaic 140c : What does Tyrtaeus mean? by slave and freeman, cf. Ibid. 437 : [on the flower calcha] : This flower is mentioned by Alcman, thus: wearing a golden chain of dainty-petalled calcha-flowers. For the testimonia on these and other poets of Sparta, including Alcman, see Calame 1977 2:34-36. Homer, being a poet, deserves our pardon for giving the horse Xanthus speech; and Alcman should not be blamed for imitating Homer in such matters. aantha, a kind of earring in Alcman, according to Aristophanes.82. Scholiast on Theocritus 5. Eustathius on Homer Il. mnêmê, “Memory”: Alcman calls her. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 15. 283. Antipater of Thessalonica on Alcman : Judge not the man by the gravestone. 250 : Vind. 379. These by their own folly did seek them their dooms, and their evil imaginations brought them into suffering never to be forgot. 75. cf. 1. . 2. A.O. . 103. cf. 350 Would O would God I were but a ceryl, such as flies fearless of heart with the halcyons over the bloom of the wave, the Spring’s own bird that is purple as the sea!38. Stephanus of Byzantium Lexicon : And Alcman calls beloved maidens aitiai "darlings." 2 With them we left windy Erineus 3 and came to the wide island of Pelops 4. . . Ibid. Bek. [on the musical instrument called magadis] : And Alcman, too, says: Etymologicum Magnum 171. Hence arose the peculiar character of the poetry of his younger contemporary, Alcman, which presented the choral lyric in the highest excellence which the music of Terpander enabled it to reach. Therapnai Synt. MS. Tyrtaeus (/tɜːrˈtiːəs/; Greek: Τυρταῖος Tyrtaios; fl. But Alexander Cornelius in his tract on the Place-Allusions of Alcman says that it is a Mytilenaean colony in Mysia, where they find the sarcophagus or flesh-consuming stone. Eust. 1182 : 84. cf. 81d : 50 : 44 and Sch. . [on Alcathous] : Alcman in a song to the Dioscuri tells us how they seized Aphidnae and took prisoner the mother of Theseus, but says that Theseus himself was not there.24. 6. The proverb also has this form: “The Sicilian and the sea” . 675-650 BC - Alcman, Tyrtaeus, Callinus, and Semonides all flourished Hephaestion 43 Handbook of Metre : horses Plutarch On Music 9 : The first establishment of music at Sparta was due to Terpander. enmity in the poetry of Tyrtaeus, Alcman, or Terpander, but Tyrtaeus was ap-parently preoccupied with the Messenian War and internal political reform at Sparta, and none of the surviving fragments of Alcman or Terpander seem to be especially concerned with political or historical events.4 kento for keleto, “he prayed,” in Alcman. He flourished in the 37th Olympiad (B.C. Od. The dialect uses hoka for hote “when,” and then doubles the k (On Inflexions).75. . 234 . 82. cf. Suidas Lexicon : Erysichè: A city of Acarnania . 30. 106. cf. 680f : Alcman is said sometimes to identify and sometimes to distinguish them. Strab. . 57), and Alcman thus: He sat, a wicked man, among pleasant things, upon a seat rock-o’erhung, thinking he saw and seeing not.74. An. 3. . Nereus . Foreign poets like the Lesbian Terpander and Cretan Thaletas were … Il. 43 : Text/Fragments of the Poems of Tyrtaeus Text/ Xenophon's The Polity of the Lacedaemonians. . Strab. 20 : . Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes Argonautica 1. Philochorus . Suidas Lexicon : Next to the poet of Lesbos: Said proverbially of persons who come off second best. Alcman's choral poem found at Saqqara 1 in 1855 will be one of the poems considered. 2 : . It had an artistic tradition of its own and produced or gave hospitality to such poets as Alcman, Terpander, and Tyrtaeus. s. ornis, Ath. But if they begin with e the change from ê to long a does not take place, for instance elatos hippêlatos; compare Alcman: Thin is the threat and pitiless the necessity;99, for nêleês, “pitiless,” is derived from eleeinê, “pitiable.”. Eustathius on the Iliad 1154. On this ground, if on no other, Tyrtaeus deserves the title of poet. For instance they summoned Terpander, Thales, Tyrtaeus, Nymphaeus of Cydonia, and Alcman. Eustathius on the Odyssey 1618. For it occurs in the fifth place, in which spondees are not found in the trochaic metre.66. Miltiades, Themistocles, Pericles, Cimon 190. 25. Again, Alcman has used spheas “them” in place of the singular (possessive), and also the adjective sphois “their,” for “his”: the death and death-spirit of his brother’s children62. It may be therefore that the optative ein, “would be,” is an Aeolic word derived from the participle eis, “being,” the declension of which, Heracleides says, is observed by the poets, and he gives the following instance of it from Alcman: Remembrance belongs to them that were there. Il. Cydonian apples or quinces are mentioned by Stesichorus . 39. probably from a poem dealing with Nausicaa and Odysseus’ entertainment by Alcinous, Od. 36. cf. 30. the calm sea, 31. to a written speech of his own 272 The Four Great Athenians79 : 588 : blêr bait; and another word for it is aithma; the word occurs in Alcman. mid-7th century BCE) was a Greek elegiac poet from Sparta. 1917. Terpander is cited as the inventor of some striking innovations, namely the seven-stringed lyre, certain lyric forms such as the nomos and new scales and rhythms. 6 and 7: with 28 cf. Sat. 299, Cram. ., but rather. Greek lyric poetry : the poems and fragments of the Greek iambic, elegiac, and melic poets (excluding Pindar … 69. see Lewis and Short Berecyntus 95. i.e. 3 . [from the night-wrapt Rhipae] : . But I had no need, it seems, to invoke her aid, seeing that you yourselves, you maidens, have inspired me with so loud a voice. 461. aphthonestaton “most plentiful”: . Such is Hagesichora; and yet she whose beauty shall run second not unto hers but unto Agido’s, shall run as courser Colaxaean to pure Ibenian-bred; for as we bear along her robe to Orthia, these our Doves11 rise to fight for us12 amid the ambrosial night not as those heavenly Doves but brighter, aye even as Sirius himself. 56 : 255 : 57 peirata: “ends,” and in Alcman in the form perasa. [on loaves] : The thridakiskai of Alcman arethe same as the Attic thridakinai or lettuces; the passage of Alcman runs thus: making a pile of lettuces and pan-baked loaves. . The ancients appear to disagree the number of Niobe’s children . 1563. thrown down and not played with. For instance they summoned Terpander, Thales, Tyrtaeus, Nymphaeus of Cydonia, and Alcman. Eust. Pityussae: various islands, called Pityodes by Alcman.85, Etymologicum Magnum 663. Tyrtaeus and Callinus are arguably well served by the editions of West and Gentili–Prato. 155. 49. the poet’s choir to the poet Duspari : that is, “called Paris for ill, evil Paris”; compare Alcman: Paris-of-ill, Paris-of-dread, an evil unto Greece, the nurse of heroes.60. The Muse crieth aloud, that Siren clear and sweet. Aelian Historical Miscellanies 12. 2 : 64. cf. 24, Macr. 181. [3] No poems attributed to Terpander survive complete, and very few lines of his are quoted by later Greek writers; it must be regarded as doubtful whether he worked in writing. One can hardly charge Hesiod with ignorance for speaking of the Demi-dogs . 23 : 94. i.e. The choral lyrics by Olympus and Alcman are worth a look too--Alcman is particularly good. Tyrtaeus: Poems “Tyrtaeus: —(1) Son of Archembrotus, a Laconian or a Milesian, writer of Elegy and fluteplayer, who is said to have encouraged the Lacedaemonians by his songs in their war with the Messenians, and in this way to have given them the upper hand. 6. . 66. cf. A faint impression of the innovative force of Sparta in poetry and music is conveyed by the fragments of the best-preserved Spartan poets, Alcman and Tyrtaeus. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names—Anacreon, … of the grey-eyed 5. . ; but it is more frequent in the lyric poet Alcman; whence its name. The tomb you see is small, but it holds the bones of a great man. Gais 2. Alcman (7th century BC) was an Ancient Greek choral lyric poet from Sparta. . 587, 874, Hdn. 239, 11. the leader and her second were apparently called, and perhaps dressed as, doves; this was also the name of the constellation of the Pleiades; Orthia (later Artemis Orthia) was a bird-goddess . . The silent woodNo more with noisy hum of insect rings;And all the feathered tribes, by gentle sleep subdued,Roost in the glade, and hang their drooping wings. 27 Orb. Theophr. and Alcman is regularly Aeolic in: . My own singing hath been nought; I that am a girl have yet shrieked like a very owl from the housetop – albeit ‘tis the same girl’s desire to please Aotis16 as far as in her lies, seeing the Goddess is the healer of our woe17 – ; ‘tis Hagesichora’s doing, hers alone, that the maidens have attained the longed-for peace.18, [92] For ‘tis true the others have run well beside her even as horses beside the trace-horse; but here as on shipboard the steersman must needs have a good loud voice, and Hagesichora – she may not outsing the Sirens, for they are Gods, but I would set her higher than any child of human breed. Doctr. Polydeuces.4 Among the slain ‘tis true I cannot reckon Lycaeus, but both Enarsphorus I can and the swift Sebrus, Alcimus the mighty and Hippothoüs the helmeted, Euteiches and chieftain Areïus, and [Acmon] noblest of demigods. Cram. Scholiast on Pindar I. . The first of them as follows: The floruit given in the first entry is perhaps too early since Jerome offers a date of 633–32. . 6 : Alcman is peculiar in calling them Essedones; the second syllable is found with the e short in other writers. gave the gift of poetry. Cyrillus in Cramer’s Inedita (Paris) A.P. ; for the speakers are girls.51. 47, Apoll. but Alcman tausios; compare: Apollonius Pronouns 107. 92, Draco Strat. Periers, from Periêrês, “Perieres,” with loss of ê; if it is set you to decline in this form in Alcman, refuse to do so; for the termination, if it becomes Periêrous in the genitive, does not correspond to the nominative Periêrs.86 (On Inflexions. Araxae or Araxi: a race of Illyria, according to Alexander Cornelius in his tract on the Place-Allusions of Alcman. 71. 45. cf. The pronous se, “thee,” occurs in all dialects – in the Dorian in the form te; compare Alcman: Etymologicum Magnum 622. : Aristarchus athetises both these lines, but is doubtful about the first because Alcman has adopted it, making some maidens say: O Father Zeus! Il. . Up to the Second Messenian War, Sparta’s political institutions and cultural life had been similar to those in other states. No longer, maiden voices sweet-calling, sounds of allurement, can my limbs bear me up; oh I wish, I wish I could be a seabird who with halcyons skims the surf-flowers of the sea water with … 19. the yellow streams of Xanthus are her own hair which is called golden above (l. 53); the papyrus breaks off as we begin a final reference to Agido with an explanation of the jest ; Alcman follows H. in the processional dance Source for information on The Age of Lyric Poetry: Arts … Aphrodite commands and love rains. 9. i.e. 1248 : Hephaestion 82 Handbook of Metre : 250, 2999, Suid. Heracleides of Pontus Constitutions 2 : The Poems of Sappho, by John Myers O'Hara, [1910], full text etext at sacred-texts.com p. 37 HERO, OF GYARA I taught Hero, of Gyara, the swift runner; Swifter far was she than Atalanta, When through clinging fleece of her wind : ap Phot. Alcman uses the form êti, “saith,” instead of êsi. 1359a. 8. The optative, as it is in Alcman: Etymologicum Magnum 506. upon my body and melts my heart. . He’ll none of your fine confections, not he; for, like the people, he seeketh unto the common fare.54. 2. nearer to the race (of the gods?). Scholiast on Aristophanes Pac. 97. these iambic fragments may be of this sort; they were recited to music, cf. However his Sparta wasn't that Spartan. Pind. 508 On the Extemporised Addition : . gergura: underground; properly that which carries of rainwater; see the note on gorgura; but Alcman uses the e-form, gergura.103, in Alcman has an acute accent on the last syllable, arriving at this form thus: dên, dan, doan.104. 19, 415. 115 . . Metr. Herodian on Grammatical Figures 61 : 4. gerron . 45 3. for we view the past with the eye of the intellect. In the latter there is a statue of Heracles armed, this form being due, it is said, to the fight he had with Hippocoön and his sons. 102. cf. 508 On the Extemporised Addition31 : Pron. It occurs four times in Homer . And the temple pure of towered Therapnae;29. here he has a spondee in the fourth book. Plutarch Dinner-Table Problems 3. 18 himation ekdounai pleunai, “send his cloak to be cleaned” . 67 Od. . 2. or “who hath in him the disposition of the nine Muses”? : The pronoun hamôn is Doric, and shows an articular genitive corresponding to hamos. . 59, no. Harp. . Velleius Paterculus Roman History 1. 108. the word means “that which draws” cf. 62. cf. Tyrtaeus (/ t ɜːr ˈ t iː ə s /; Greek: Τυρταῖος Tyrtaios) was a Greek lyric poet from Sparta who composed verses around the time of the Second Messenian War, the date of which isn't clearly established, but sometime in the latter part of the seventh century BC.He is known especially for political and military elegies, exhorting … [on “pan-baked” loaves] : According to Apollodorus this is the name of a kind of cake in Alcman ; and similarly Sosibius in the third Book of his treatise On Alcman, declaring that they are shaped like a woman’s breast and are used at Sparta for women’s feasts, being carried round just before the attendants in the chorus sing the eulogy they have prepared in honour of the Maid. Arc. [Such was Cyllarus when he bent to the rein of Pollux] : . From a First-Century Papyrus, the Mariette Papyrus : [1] . Athenagoras Mission on behalf of the Christians 14 : 1. Herm. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 10. Apollonius The Pronouns 58. 1. 55. Metr. ISBN: 0838719392 9780838719398 OCLC Number: 4494751 Description: 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Contents: The chronicle of Eusebius and Greek chronographic tradition. and Alcman says: Scholiast on Pindar O. The age at which Terpander flourished is generally considered one of the best ascertained dates of that remote period of chronology; although the still more important question of his relation, in point of time, to the other early musicians, Olympus and Clonas, and to the earliest iambic and elegiac poets, Archilochus and Callinus, and the lyric poets Tyrtaeus and Alcman… 1. Some authorities have held that the Moon was the wife of the Air, and by him the mother of the Dew; compare the lyric poet Alcman in the well-known poem: The dew that is son of moon and air makes the deergrass to grow. according to Sosibius the anemone or windflower is called by the Spartans “shine-bright.”, From a manuscript quoted by Reitzenstein. Even the busy beeForgets her daily toil. Fort. 27. the feminine shows the song was sung by girls (cf. The word karcharos “sharp” has been marked in our texts . 47. cf. Though she did not anoint them herself but charged Odysseus to anoint them. . 366 pages : 24 cm Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-361) and index The chronicle of Eusebius and Greek chronographic tradition. 3. 4. Cramer Inedita A.O. : 30 : Warner, et al., comp. All of these primary sources contain invaluable information. 19. . Od. 93. perhaps = medlar Plutarch Malignity of Herodotus 14 : Apollonius Syntax 212 : online. 355. Apollonius Pronouns 83. 21 : Carm. Apoll. . 23 The metrical systems of lyric poetry consist of strophe, antistrophe and epode. [“but having done some great thing that shall be known even to them that are yet to be”]: there is an omission of the word “good,” as in Alcman: Neighbour is a great thing unto neighbour. The Library of the World's Best Literature 28. probably the Dioscuri, mention of whom seems to have been added to this hymn at the request of the Spartans when Alcman passed through Sparta on his way with the poem to the temple of Lycaean Zeus in Arcadia; cf. . 3. the names of both his “fathers,” however, are Greek 112. 9 : 139 Od. Gram. : It is used for this reason, for instance, by Alcman: . Tyrtaeus is known especially for military and political poems. And eika, which means “to be like,” as in Alcman: Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 3. Experience and suffering. Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 15. Scholiast on the Odyssey 23. [74] For it is not the fair-ankled Hagesichora here present and abideth hard by Agido to commend our Thosteria?15 Then O receive their prayers, ye Gods; for to the Gods belongeth the accomplishment. Adv. these and poppy 11 : . Ibid. . 566. 648b : Od. . 34, Men. [on poultry] : That they say orneis for ornithes “birds” in the plural is obvious from the above testimony of Menander; but Alcman also says somewhere: Down sank the damsels helpless, like birds beneath a hovering hawk. Ibid. The pronoun hamin “to us,” as declined in Doric, shortens the i when it is circumflexed upon the last syllable but one: and an acute accent also is put upon the last: He will accompany our song with music of the flute. Cramer Inedita A.O. Scholiast on Lucian Anach. Aristides 2. 305. 31 (2. Cram. 3. 146 : Alcman :– A Laconian of Messoa, wrongly called by Crates a Lydian of Sardis. 32. Pors. Coislin. . . . [on hupaitha] : This word is also used without the syllable tha in Alcman, and it means proteron “formerly”: ‘Twas long ago that Hippolochus did fall, but he hath received a fame that even now hath not deserted him; instead of proteron; it is accented on the first syllable. . Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 9. 61 . 43 Bergk Old Etymologicum Magnum 126 : . E.g. Aigialos . 485 : and Alcman. . And also, according to the instance quoted by Herodian from Alcman, Artamitos for Artemidos “of Artemis,” as: Achilles Tatius Introduction to Artatus’ Phaenomena 2. 7. . Il. Pausanias Description of Greece 3. 14 (Alkman en a), Phot. Etymologicum Magnum 420. or else because they are the arbitrators of dispensers of men, as the lyric poet Alcman says: who hath allotted them with his own lots and divided unto them his own portions; Athenaeus Doctors at Dinner 4. Arrhyba: the adjective is Arrubas, Arrhyban, for it is so in Alcman. . xiii. The Cretan and the sea: Proverbial of those who know but pretend they do not; it means “the islander does not know the sea” . p. 19; Strab. . 40. cf. . 9 Suda 1: ‛next to the Lesbian singer’ 24. cf. 4. . . Suidas Lexicon : ames “we” is Doric; compare Alcman: and the accentuation hames is not to be censured. : Greek lyric II: Anacreon, Anacreontea, choral lyric from Olympis to Alcman is fifth... 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