Gaius Julius Hyginus lived in Roman Spain in the first century CE. His Fabulae ( Fables) has long been recognized as being poor in quality and writing style;. Apollodorus’ Library and Hyginus’ Fabulae. Two Handbooks of Greek Mythology. Apollodorus & Hyginus Translated, with Introduction, by Stephen M. First century CE Roman author Gaius Julius Hyginus is well known for his writings concerning the Fabulae and Astronomica. These two categories are.

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The Great Flood: Hyginus

Antilochus Nestoris filius expositus in Ida monte hyginu cane. When Diana was tired from incessant hunting in the summer in the very dense valley named Gargaphia and was washing herself in the spring called Parthenius, Actaeon, grandson of Cadmus and son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, happened to see the goddess as he sought the same place for cooling down himself and the dogs he had tired out in hunting. How could it happen that, being one thing with a triple body, the first part a lion, the last part a snake and the middle itself, the Chimaera breathes a violent flame out of its body?

Homerus pro Hhginus Laertis patre, Arcesium habet.

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Sources of the Fabulae hyginys Ps. Moreover, they are said to be from Thrace. Rose, could only muster the following backhanded defense in discussing a textual matter: He was elected superintendent of the Palatine library by Augustus according to Suetonius’ De Grammaticis Ephyre nympha Oceani filia Ephyren, quam postea Corinthum appellarunt Fbulae a Roman perspective, the myth of Ulysses is not complete without reference to his descendants in It- aly.

Translation must remain at the center of our discussion, though again we must change our perception and not automatically write off translations as secondary works of lesser value, but consider them as separate works in their own rights.


At the same time, we can consider the existence of subsequent audiences for the Fabu- lae, and how the work speaks to their needs. Then Zetes and Calais, sons of the wind Aquilo and Orythia, who are said to have had wings on their heads and feet, chased away the Harpies to the Strophada Islands and freed Phineus from his punishment.

When Arete asked what judgment he would render, Alcinous responded, if Medea were a virgin, she would return to her father; but if a wife [i.

Rose, Hygini Fabulae Leiden, xii.

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Since no one but Prometheus knew this, and Jove wished to lie with her, Prometheus promised Jove that he would give him timely warning if he would free him from his chains.

What about Greek myths involving Egypt, like that of Io, or her descendants? Among Hyginus’ sources are the scholia on Apollonius of Rhodes ‘ Argonauticawhich were dated to about the time of Tiberius by Apollonius’ editor R. The others kept their assigned seats. Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 64 Helsinki, and J.

They say that of these, Lynceus could see what was hidden underground, nor was he prevented by darkness. Cicero, in the Phaenomenadescribed its beauty and appearance in the following verses: Munich and Leipzig, ad loc. While the Argonauts were staying with Lycus, and had gone out for straw [corrupt: Eumelus of Corinth is the authority for this matter. Kiel, 21; J.

Rose, Hygini Fabulae, says: Aeetes Medea Absyrtus Circe. Their tears, as Hesiod tells, hardened into amber; [in spite of the change] they are called Heliades [daughters of Helios].

Eurydamas, son of Irus and Demonassa. Of the two chapters recount- 61 On the Narrationes, now see Cameron, Greek Mythography, 3—51, who discusses this work in relation to the Fabulae. Werth, De Hygini Fabularum Indole, 2—4, 7. This island later was called Delos. While he made his annual sacrifice to Neptune, Jason, son of Aeson, brother of Pelias, desiring to make a sacrifice, lost his sandal while he crossed the river Evenus. Phocus and Priasus, sons of Caeneus, from Magnesia.


Dietze, Quaestiones Hyginianae, 6—9 considers them all interpolations, and discusses the related phenomenon of tales seemingly split in two, with the end of one being echoed by the beginning of the next chapter in the collection, as with Fab. Breen, The Fabulae Hygini Reappraised, He is said to lie stretched out over nine acres in the Land of the Dead, and a serpent is put near him to eat out his liver, which grows again with the moon.

Furthermore, Hyginus is not simply cribbing, but partaking in hygjnus scholarly discussion of sorts. Iolaus, son of Iphiclus, an Argive. Phaethon, son of Clymenus, son of Sol, and the nymph Merope, who, as we have heard was and Oceanid, upon being told by his father that his grandfather was Sol, put to bad use the chariot he asked for.

Yyginus, son of Pelops and Hippodamia, daughter of Oenomaus, from the Peloponnesus.

Ancaeus Lycurgi filius, alii nepotem dicunt, Tegeates. It is impossible for us to tell through how many stages our text has come, and the question may not be worth asking; it is enough to remember that this text, perhaps more than any other, was alive, and we have with minor exceptions only a single snapshot of it. Hyginus was a voluminous author: Agenor sends his sons to search for fabulze sister, Europa, and, forbidden to return without her, they settle in various locations.