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Fr. 119

       .       .       .       .       .       .       .

         Μηκώνην μακάρων ἕδρανον αὖτις ἰδεῖν,

       ἧχι πάλους ἐβάλοντο, διεκρίναντο δὲ τιμάς

         πρῶτα Γιγαντείου δαίμονες ἐκ πολέμου·

            ]αρκαταμ[

5             ]θος μεγ.[

            ]ις· μουνω[

                    ´̣].[

 

Fr  119 Harder (= 119 Pf., = 69 Mass.) 
  1 Σ BD Pi.N. 9, 123b
  2-7 P.Oxy. 2210, fr. 1 [image], Trismegistos 59389

  2-3 Σ M E.Hec. 472

 

Μηκώνη is either a name for Sicyon or a town near Sicyon, which might indicate a connection to fr. 137a (the Epops fragment) where Sicyon also occurs. Who is returning or what the returnee has to do with the division of the cosmos is unclear.

Fr. 119

Μηκώνη -ης, ἡ: Mecone, perhaps on old name for Sicyon

μάκαρ -αρος: (masc. adj.) blessed, happy; used substαntivally of the gods

ἕδρανον -ου, τό: a seat, abode

ἧχι: (adv.) where

πάλος -ου, ὁ: the lot cast from a shaken helmet, ballot

διακρίνω: separate from one another, decide, judge between

Fr. 119

            .            .            .            .            .      

to see Mecone, the seat of the blessed ones, again,

where the gods threw lots and first divided the honors

among themselves, after the war of the Giants.

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Suggested Citation

Susan Stephens, Callimachus: Aetia. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-947822-07-8.http://dcc.dickinson.edu/callimachus-aetia/uf/119