( Megalai Ehoiai Ancient Greek: Μεγάλαι Ἠοῖαι, Ancient: ), or [meɡálai ɛːhói.ai] , Great Ehoia i is a [1 ] fragmentary Greek epic poem that was popularly, though not universally, attributed to Hesiod during antiquity. Like the more widely read Hesiodic [2 ] , the Catalogue of Women Megalai Ehoiai was a genealogical poem structured around the exposition of heroic family trees among which myths concerning many of their members were narrated. At least seventeen fragments of the poem are transmitted by quotations in other ancient authors and two second-century CE [3 ] papyri, but given the similarities between the [4 ] Megalai Ehoiai and Catalogue of Women it is possible that some fragments attributed to the Catalogue actually derive from the less popular Hesiodic work. Indeed most of the scholarly attention devoted to the poem has been concerned with its relation to the [5 ] Catalogue and whether or not the title " Megalai Ehoiai" in fact referred to a single, independent epic.
Select editions and translations [ edit ]
Critical editions [ edit ]
Rzach, A. (1908), (2nd rev. ed.), Leipzig Hesiodi Carmina .
Merkelbach, R.; West, M.L. (1967), Fragmenta Hesiodea, Oxford, ISBN 0-19-814171-8 .
Merkelbach, R.; West, M.L. (1990), "Fragmenta selecta", in F. Solmsen, Hesiodi Theogonia, Opera et Dies, Scutum (3rd rev. ed.), Oxford, ISBN 0-19-814071-1 .
Hirschberger, M. (2004), Gynaikōn Katalogos und Megalai Ēhoiai: Ein Kommentar zu den Fragmenten zweier hesiodeischer Epen, Munich & Leipzig, ISBN 3-598-77810-4 .
Translations [ edit ]
Evelyn-White, H.G. (1936), , Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Loeb Classical Library, no. 57 (3rd rev. ed.), Cambridge, MA, ISBN 978-0-674-99063-0 . (The link is to the 1st edition of 1914.) English translation with facing Greek text of all the fragments in Merkelbach & West (1967) except for frr. 251(a) and 259(a).
Most, G.W. (2006), Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Testimonia, Loeb Classical Library, no. 57, Cambridge, MA, ISBN 978-0-674-99622-9 .
Most, G.W. (2007), Hesiod: The Shield, Catalogue, Other Fragments, Loeb Classical Library, no. 503, Cambridge, MA, ISBN 978-0-674-99623-6 .
References [ edit ]
^ Abbreviated ME. On the meaning and significance of the title see Nature, relation to the , below. Alternate Catalogue and authorship Latin transliterations of the title are also occasionally used in modern scholarship: Megalae Ehoeae or Eoeae; occasionally the Latin translation of Megalai is also found: i.e. . Magnae Eoeae
^ Cingano (2009, p. 119).
^ Most (2006, p. lix), Cingano (2009, pp. 118–19).
^ These are "Hesiod" frr. 246–262 in the edition of record, Merkelbach & West (1967).
^ Cingano (2009, p. 120–1). In her recent edition of the Cat. and ME, for example, Hirschberger (2004) assigns to the ME eleven fragments which Merkelbach and West took to belong to the Cat. On some of these fragments see D'Alessio (2005c) and Doubtful and disputed fragments, below.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Cingano, E. (2009), "The Hesiodic Corpus", in Montanari, Rengakos & Tsagalis (2009), pp. 91–130 .
Cohen, I.M. (1986), "The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and Megalai Ehoiai", Phoenix 40: 127–42, JSTOR 1088507 .
D'Alessio, G.B. (2005a), "The Megalai Ehoiai: A Survey of the Fragments", in Hunter (2005a), pp. 176–216 .
D'Alessio, G.B. (2005b), "Ordered from the Catalogue: Pindar, Bacchylides and Hesiodic Genealogical Poetry", in Hunter (2005a), pp. 217–38 .
D'Alessio, G.B. (2005c), " review of Hirschberger (2004)", BMCR, 2005.02.31 .
Hunter, R. (2005), The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Constructions and Reconstructions, Cambridge, ISBN 0-521-83684-0 .
Leo, F. (1894), "Hesiodea", Ausgewählte kleine Schriften ii, Rome, 1960, pp. 343–63 .
Montanari, F.; Rengakos, A.; Tsagalis, C. (2009), Brill's Companion to Hesiod, Leiden, ISBN 978-90-04-17840-3 .
Schwartz, J. (1960), Pseudo-Hesiodeia: recherches sur la composition, la diffusion et la disparition ancienne d'oeuvres attribuées à Hésiode, Leiden .
West, M.L. (1985), The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Its Nature, Structure, and Origins, Oxford, ISBN 0-19-814034-7 .
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