The Strangled Artemis

Fr. 187

This aition is only indirectly attested


Clem. Alex. Protr. 2.56

Ἄρτεμιν δὲ Ἀρκάδες Ἀπαγχομένην καλουμένην προστρέπτονται, ὥς φησι Καλλίμαχος ἐν Αἰτίοις. καὶ Κονδυλῖτις ἐν Μηθύμηνῃ ἑτέρα τετίμηται Ἄρτεμις.


Fr. 187 Harder (= 187 Pf.) Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus
   ("Exhortation to the Greeks") 2.56

Clem. Alex. Protr. 2.38.3

The Arcadians pray to Artemis, calling (her) "Strangled," as Callimachus relates in the Aetia. And in Methymna another Artemis, Condylitis, is honored.

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Suggested Citation

Susan Stephens, Callimachus: Aetia. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-947822-07-8.