Simonides’ Corinthian Epigram

  title={Simonides’ Corinthian Epigram},
  author={S. L. Budin},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={335 - 353}
his essay seeks to elucidate the historiographic implications of an epigram attributed to the Classical poet Simonides (14 Page). Three slightly varying versions of the epigram have been preserved in three separate texts: a scholion to Pindar’s Olympian 13, Pseudo-Plutarch’s De malignitate Herodoti 871A–B, and Athenaeus’ Deipnosophistai 13.573c–d. At its most basic level, the epigram commemorates a group of women who prayed to Aphrodite on behalf of the Greeks during the Persian invasions. More… Expand
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