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Λητοΐδης ήνωξ, ότι θα κλειτάς εκατόμβας όστις άγοι Πυθώδε βίη σύλασκε δοκεύων.
on the sacred road to Delphi, and car- αφανίζονται των αδίκων. The aorist ried off the cattle that were being Buwta was used by Homer, but there is driven to the shrine, to remain con- a variant nuway'. spicuous to men. The sense is, DLÓTI 479. εκατόμβας. These were the δεσύλασκε τους άγοντας τας εκατόμβας. κάτας, or tithe of the focks, alluded to Tzetzes :- ίνα δείξη, ότι και οι τάφοι in the Greek Argument.
EPITOME OF THE THEOGONY.
1-115. Introduction. 1–35. The Muses after dancing on Mount Helicon come by night to Hesiod and confer on him the gift of poetry with a staff of the bay-tree. 36—55. The office of the Muses in singing to the gods on Olympus. 56—74. The birth of the Muses in Pieria near Olympus, and their going thither to join the company of the gods. 75–97. Names of the Muses, their patronage of kings, and their power to impart eloquence. 98—103. The use of music in relieving care. 104--115. Invocation of the goddesses to aid the poet in his theme of the Theogony, suggested by themselves (v. 33).
116–132. Chaos and Earth, the first parents, and Eros. The offspring of Chaos, Darkness subterranean and celestial; the subsequent birth out of Night, of Day, Heaven, Mountains, and Sea. 133—146. The offspring of Earth and Sky ; Oceanus, the Titans of both sexes, the Cyclopes, and Cronos. 147-153. Other sons of Earth and Sky (Uranus), the hundred-handed giants. 154–172. Uranus dislikes his own progeny, and keeps them within the Earth their mother. Her scheme in concert with Cronos her youngest child to avenge herself on Uranus. 173–184. Cronos mutilates his father Uranus. 185—195. The Giants and the Erinyes spring from the blood, and Aphrodite from the foam of the cast-away members. 196—206. Titles and attributes of the goddess of Love. 207–210. Uranus calls his sons Titans (avengers). 211–225. Offspring of Night without a father. 226—232. The children of Eris (strife); 233—239. Of Pontus and Earth. 240—264. Ocean Nymphs, daughters of Nereus and Doris, and their names. 265–269. Children of Thaumas and Electra, Iris and the Harpies.
1 Prof. Jebb (“Primer," p. 43) observes, " The Theogony falls into two chief parts. The first part tells how the visible order of Nature arose; the second tells how the gods were born.”