Minor Greek Tragedians, Volume 2: Fourth-Century and Hellenistic Poets

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Minor Greek Tragedians, Volume 2: Fourth-Century and Hellenistic Poets

Fragments from the Tragedies with Selected Testimonia

Aris & Phillips Classical Texts


July 1st, 2021

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This is the second volume of a collection which includes all the significant remains of tragedies produced by the contemporaries and successors of the three classic Greek tragedians (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides). Greek texts and sources are accompanied by English translations, related historical information, detailed explanatory notes and bibliographies. Volume Two includes more than a dozen poets of the fourth and early third centuries (Astydamas, Carcinus, Chaeremon, Theodectas, Moschion and others), the Alexandrian Pleiad, Ezechiel’s Exagôgê (a tragedy based on the biblical Exodus), and some anonymous material derived from ancient sources or rediscovered papyrus texts.

Remnants of the satyr-plays of this period are included in a separate Aris & Phillips Classical Texts volume, Euripides Cyclops and Major Fragments of Greek Satyric Drama, edited by Patrick O’Sullivan and Christopher Collard (2013).

Author Information

Martin J. Cropp is Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Calgary. In the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series he has edited Euripides’ 'Electra' (1988, 2013), Euripides’ 'Iphigenia in Tauris' (2001), 'Euripides: Selected Fragmentary Plays', Volume 1 with Christopher Collard and Kevin Lee (1995, revised 2009) and Volume 2 with Christopher Collard and John Gibert (2004) and 'Minor Greek Tragedians, Volume 1: The Fifth Century' (2019).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Texts, Translations and Notes22
Dicaeogenes (TrGF 52)24
Antiphon (TrGF 55)32
Patrocles of Thurii (TrGF 58)41
Astydamas I (TrGF 59)44
Astydamas II (TrGF 60)45
Sophocles II (TrGF 62)75
Carcinus II (TrGF 70)81
Chaeremon (TrGF 71)112
Theodectas (TrGF 72)151
Aphareus (TrGF 73)190
Dionysius of Syracuse (TrGF 76)193
Cleaenetus (TrGF 84)221
Diogenes of Sinope (TrGF 88)224
Appendix: Philiscus of Aegina (TrGF 89), Crates of Thebes (TrGF 90)250
Sosiphanes I (TrGF 92)253
Moschion (TrGF 97)262
The Pleiad (TrGF 98–106)291
Aeanti(a)des, Sosiphanes II, Dionysi(a)des, Euphronius (TrGF 102, 103, 105, 106)295
Homer of Byzantium (TrGF 98)297
Sositheus (TrGF 99)302
Lycophron of Chalcis (TrGF 100)309
Alexander of Aetolia (TrGF 101)317
Philicus of Corcyra (TrGF 104)321
Nicomachus of Alexandria Troas (TrGF 127)327
Ezechiel (TrGF 128)331
Unidentified poets390
Adesp. F 649: The death of Hector392
Adesp. F 644: Lament of Andromache401
Adesp. F 664: Gyges407
Hyginus, Fab. 100: Teuthras415
Hyginus, Fab. 120–121: (TrGF Adesp. F 10c): Chryses420
Hyginus, Fab. 122: (TrGF Adesp. F *3e): Aletes425
Hyginus, Fab. 190: Theonoe428
Abbreviations and references432
Indexes (Poets, Titles, Sources, General)462
Corrections to Volume One476