A note on Castorion's Hymn to Pan (SH 310): Metre and Syntax, Reading and Listening

TitleA note on Castorion's Hymn to Pan (SH 310): Metre and Syntax, Reading and Listening
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMagnelli, E
Ancient AuthorsCastorion Lyr. (TLG 0382), Clearchus Phil. (TLG 1270), Athenaeus Soph. (TLG 0008)
JournalGreece and Rome
Volume62
Issue1
Pagination87-91
Abstract

A passage of Clearchus' Περὶ γρίφων (‘On riddles’), quoted by Athenaeus (10.454f–455a), preserves five lines from a Hymn to Pan by the early Hellenistic poet Castorion of Soloi, at the same time providing the reader with a clue to the puzzle that this fragment – according to the poet's own words – conveys:

τὸ δὲ Καστορίωνος τοῦ Σολέως [SH 310], ὡς ὁ Κλέαρχός φησιν [fr. 88 Wehrli], εἰς τὸν Πᾶνα ποίημα τοιοῦτόν ἐστι· τῶν ποδῶν ἕκαστος ὅλοις ὀνόμασιν περιειλημμένος πάντας ὁμοίως ἡγεμονικοὺς καὶ ἀκολουθητικοὺς ἔχει τοὺς πόδας, οἷον· [http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9618249&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0017383514000266]

DOI10.1017/S0017383514000266

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