Page images


P. 5, note, v. 8, ι. 55, for ύμων read ύμνων.
„ 14, note, v. 64, l. 5, for definite pron. read indef. pron.

31, text, v. 84, for äro read åtò, and alter lemma
„ 46, text, v. 91, for avta read * äv * (MSS. TIS)
„ 62, text, v. 30, for oix. réad mapoux:

64, text, v. 53, for karabás read katabàs, with comma at end of verse 91, note, v. 38, l. 12, for 90 read 20 95, note, υ. 7 (end) for πρόσ-φορος, read προσ- φόρος. 121, text, υ. 10, for περάσαι read περάσαι 132, text, d, 32, for Ilog Eldáwvl p? '100. read Ioo Elddwn 'Io8.

Sundry additions to and corrections of the notes of the earlier volume have been incidentally introduced in the following pages.


Nem. 2. 1. The following extract from Professor Jebb's paper on Pindar is apposite.

I may give a few instances, by way of showing how Pindar and the sculptors were working in the same field. The Gigantomachia (Pindar, Nem. i. 67) adorned the pediment of the Megarian • Treasury' at Olympia ; next to Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares, the chief figure was Heracles, whom Pindar also makes prominent. The wedding of Heracles with Hebe (Pind. ib. and Isthm. iii. 78) was the subject of a relief (of Pindar's age) on the low wall round the mouth of a well (TEPLOTÓulov) found at Corinth. Pindar may have lived to see the eastern pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia, by Paeonius, though not the western, by Alcamenes; the subject of the eastern' was the chariot-race of Pelops and Oenomaus (Pind. 01. i. 76); of the western, the war of the Centaurs with the Lapithae (Aamidây Únepórwv, Pyth. ix. 14). Pindar's mention of the .fair-throned Hours' (eŰO povoi 'Npal, Pyth. ix. 62). reminds us that the Heraion at Olympia possessed a chryselephantine group of the Horae seated on thrones, by Smilis of Aegina, whose date has been referred to the earlier half of the sixth century. Hiero of Syracuse, who was engaged in war while suffering from gout and stone, is compared by Pindar with Philoctetes, ασθενεί μεν χρωτί βαίνων, αλλά μοιρίδιον ήν (Pyth. 1. 55). At that very time Syracuse contained the famous statue of the limping Philoctetes, by Pythagoras of Rhegium, of which Pliny says that those who looked at it seemed to feel the pain (xxxiv. 59). Even if we hesi. tate to believe that the sculptor intended an allusion to Hiero?, we may well suppose that Pindar's comparison was suggested by the work of Pythagoras. Pindar touches on a legend which represented Heracles in combat with Apollo and two other gods (01. ix. 30 f). A similar contest between Heracles and Apollo was the subject of a group executed in Pindar's time (about 485 B.c.) by three artists of Corinth-Diyllus, Amyclaeus, and Chionis—and offered by the Phocians in the temple at Delphi (Paus. x. 13, 7). The religious reserve with which Pindar alludes to the strife between Heracles and the god (01. ix. 35, ámó uol lóyov | τούτον, στόμα, ριψον) has led crities to infer that the story was one of the iepol lóyou pertaining to mysteries?. His reticence probably reflects the tone of the Delphic priesthood in regard to the closely kindred subject which he must have seen in their temple."

i See Watkiss Lloyd, History of Sicily, p. 315; and A. S. Murray, History of Greek

Sculpture, p. 203.

* Cp. Paley on Iliad v. 396.

[graphic][graphic][graphic][merged small][graphic][graphic][ocr errors][subsumed][merged small][graphic][graphic][merged small]



From the British Museum Educational Series (Catalogue).

1. III. B. 28. Of Thebes. Obo. Boeotian shield. Rev. OE (=Ocußww). Infant Herakles strangling serpents.

Fourth century B.C. Wt. 187 grs. Cf. Nem. I 39—47.

2. II. C. 16. Of Akragas. Obv. Two eagles with hare. In field horned head of a young river-god. [Rev.. AKPATANTINON.] End of fifth century B.C. Wt. 267-8 grs. Cf. Nem. III. 80, 81.

3. II. B. 24. Of Aegina (xedovn). Obv. Al. Land tortoise (symbol of Astartê, Phoenician goddess of commerce). Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments, with N, I, and dolphin in the three whole squares.

Earlier than B.C. 459. Wt. 189 grs. Cf. Nem. VI. 66.

4. I. C. 25. Of Katana. [Obo. Man-headed bull (river-god); above, water-fowl; beneath, river-fish.] Rev. KATANAION (ІойKATANA). . Winged Nikê with wreath in right hand moving quickly to the left. Before 480 B.C. Wt. 266-8 grs.

5. II. C. 28. [Obo. MELEANION. Hare; beneath it dolphin.] Rev. 'Anhun; winged Nike about to crown charioteer. In exergue two dolphins. Fifth century B.C. Type adopted by Anaxilâos. Wt. 266.9 grs.

Cf. OL v. 3.

« PreviousContinue »