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The Fragments of Mimnermus: Text and Commentary
 3515062890, 9783515062893

Table of contents :
Contents
Preface
Testimonia for Mimnermus' Life and Work
Mimnermus' Life
Mimnermus' Writings
Manuscripts
F 1 (1 W, 7 G-P)
F 2 (2 W, 8 G-P)
F 3 (3 W, 9 G-P)
F 4 (4 W, 1 G-P)
F 5 (5 W, 1 G-P)
F 6 (6 W, 11 G-P)
F 7 (7 W, 12 G-P)
F 8 (8 W, 2 G-P)
F 9 (9 W, 3 G-P)
F 10 (10 W, 4 G-P)
F 11 (11 + 11a W, 10 G-P)
F 12 (12 W, 5 G-P)
F 13 (13a W, 21 G-P)
F 14 (13 W, 22 G-P)
F 15 (14 W, 23 G-P)
F 16 (15 & 16 W, 13 G-P)
F 17 (17 W, 15 G-P)
F 18 (18 W, 16 G-P)
F 19 (19 W, 18 G-P)
F 20 (20 W, 20 G-P)
F 21 (21 W, 19 G-P)
F 22 (21a W, 24 G-P)
F 23 (22 W, 17 G-P)
F 24 (24 W, 6 G-P)
F 25 (25 W, 14 G-P)
Appendix A
Appendix B
Selected Bibliography
Index

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PALINGENESIA MONOGRAPHIEN UND TEXTE ZUR KLASSISCHEN ALTERTUMSWISSENSCHAFT

PALINGENESIA MONOGRAPHIEN UND TEXTE ZUR KLASS ISCHEN ALTERTUMSWISSENSCHAFf

HERAUSGEGEBEN VON

OTIO LENDLE UND PETER STEINMETZ

BAND 44

UNAESTQUAEREPARETSEQUEIPSARESEMINETALES: ASSYRII PHOENICA VOCANT

FRANZ STEINER VERLAG STUTTGART 1993

ARCHIBALD ALLEN

THE FRAGMENTS OF MIMNERMUS TEXT AND COMMENTARY

FRANZ S1ElNER VERLAG STUITGART 1993

Abbildung des Phönix: Mosaik aus Antiochia am ürontes, jetzt im Louvre. Fondation Eugene Piot, Monuments et Memoires, pub!. parI' Academiedes Inscriptionset Belles-Lettres, 36,1938,100.

Die Deutsche Bibliothek - CIP-Einheitsaufnahme Allen, Archlbald: The Fragments of Mimnerrnus : text and commentary I Archibald Allen. - Stuttgart : Steiner, 1993 (palingenesia; Bd. 44) ISBN3-515-06289-O NE: Mimnerrnus : Fragments; Mimnerrnus : [Sammlung] Fragments; GT

Jede Verwertung des Werkes außedJalb der Grenzen des Umeberrechtsgesetzes ist unzulässig und strafbar. Dies gilt insbesondere für Übersetzung, Nachdruck, Mikroverfilmung oder vergleichbare Verfahren sowie für die Speicherung in Datenverarbeitungsanlagen. © 1993 by Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH, Sitz Stuttgart. Druck: Druckerei Peter Proff, Eurasburg. Printed in Germany

To George Huxley

CONTENTS Preface ............................................................................................................i

TESTIMONIA ............................................................................................... 3 Mimnerrnus' Life ........................................................................................... 9 Writings .................................................................................. 20

TEXT AND COMMENTARY Manuscripts .................................................................................................. 30

F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

1 W = 7 G-P ........................................................................ 31

2

8 ................................................................................ 40

3 5

9 ........... ......... ....... .......... ........................................... 51 1 ....... ...... ................................................................... 53 1 ................................................................................ 58

6

11 ................................................................................ 64

7

12 ................................................................................ 69

8 9

2 ................................................................................ 72 3 ................................................................................ 74 4 ............................................. ...... ............ .... .... .... .. ... 86

4

10 11/11a 12 13a 13 14 15/16 17 18 19 20 21 21a 22 24 25

10 ................................................................................ 87 5 ............................. ...... ........ ..................................... 94 21 .............................................................................. 110 22 .............................................................................. 113 23 .............................................................................. 116 13 .............................................................................. 123 15 .............................................................................. 125 16 .............................................................................. 128 18 ..... .................... ...................... ...................... .... ..... 129 20 .............................................................................. 132 19 .............................................................................. 133 24 .............................................................................. 135 17 .............................................................................. 136 6 .............................................................................. 138 14 .............................................................................. 139

Appendix A ....................................... ......................................................... 140 Appendix B ................................................................................................ 146 Selected Bibliography ................................................................................ 157

Index .......................................................................................................... 166

Preface Mimnennus has never had a full edition to himself in any language, the dosest thing still being N. Bach's Mimnermi Colophonii carminum quae supersunt with its epimetrum ad Solonem poetam, published almost one hundred and seventy years ago. This Text and Commentary then might be said to fill a gap. Anybody who has worked on the texts of the early Ionian elegists in the past fifteen years or so must confess indebtedness to the editorial expertise of M.L. West, Iambi et Elegi Graeci (1971-72) and B. Gentili & C. Prato, Poetae Elegiaci (1977/19882). Let me add, however, that while I have found both of those editions to be extremely useful, I have kept as dose as possible to the numbering of Mimnermus' fragments employed by West, who followed Bergk. Since I suppose that Minmermus' Nanno, in two Alexandrian book-rolls, contained all of our surviving fragments, I have feIt no need to group together those fragments which are said specifically to come from Nanno, and then to speculate on the placement of the rest; in short, the complicated re-numbering of the fragments offered by Gentili-Prato seems to me to be without good justification. On practical maUers, I may note that scholarly editions are cited usually by editors' names only and other scholarly works by years of publication, with full references for both in the Bibliography. Abbreviations are largely conventional or fairly obvious (so, e.g., F = fragment, T = testimonium, H.h. = Homeric hymn). Unless printed otherwise, all ancient dates are B.e. I am grateful to Prof. D.E. Gerber and Prof. R. Hamilton who read an earlier draft of my manuscript and offered a number of helpful suggestions. I should also like to thank Prof. P. Steinmetz and Prof. O. Lendle for accepting the work for publicarion in their Palingenesia series, and Diane E. Smith, Scholarly Typesetter, who prepared the camera-ready copy. And, finally, to Dr. G. Huxley, my dedicatee, I offer a special note of thanks. He introduced me to Mimnermus et al. when I was a student at Queen's, Belfast, patiently supervised my initial researches into fragmentary texts (diss. Belfast 1970), and has been a firm friend across Ocean' s streams ever since. Washington, D.e. & University Park, Pennsylvania

January 1993

TESTIMONIA FOR MIMNERMUS' LIFE AND WORK

The most comprehensive co11ection of Mirnnerman testimonia is that of Szadeczky-Kardoss 1959 (= S-K). It numbers 100 items, including the poetical fragments, a11 arranged in chronological order, from the Archaic age to the Medieval period. Its large total is to be explained, however, by the device of double and even tripie listings, and by the inclusion of dubia and spuria; for a stiff review, see A.P. Burnett, CP 56 (1961) 264 ff. The Gentili-Prato co11ection (= G-P), with 22 items, is much more manageable and useful and serves as a model for the present compilation. Thus Tl - T3 have to do with dates and facts; T4 - TlO contain possible fact and probable fancy about Mirnnermus' work; Tll - Tl7 are concerned with bis reputation in antiquity and beyond; and Tl8 - T23, corresponding closely to 17-22 G-P, preserve various assertions about Mimnermus and the elegiac metre. The testimonia are presented here without critical notes; textual problems will be considered infra. 1(1 G-P; 77 S-K) Suda s.v. Millvepll0OlVetV O[OK]et, [Ka)9' k(a)KuO't[l1]V [vUK)'ta Ka9dJ[OElV au)'tov A.f:yrov (cf. A. Henrichs, GRBS 13 (1972) 72 ff.) Eustath. ad Horn. Od. p. 1632, Mi~vep~ OE, q>aai, 'to 'toU lJAiou KaAOOlJ-EVOV ltmT1PlOV ruvT]v JCU(A)A11V dnev, 'Hq>aia'tou xepatv iA.11A.a~.

Archibald Allen

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F 12 Commentary 'I cany the sun in a golden cup, The moon in a silver bag' W.B. Yeats, 'Those Dancing Days are Gone'

Book 11 of the Deipnosophists has to do with drinking cups, and it is in his discussion of one such cup, called 'Hp