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Aelian: Fragments

-   fragments 125-353


The fragments are arranged here as they are given in the edition by R.Hercher (1864); the equivalent numbers in the edition by D.Domingo-Forasté (1994) are shown in green.  Most of the fragments are derived from entries in the Suda, in which case there are links to the Suda on-line, except that in some of the more complex fragments, for the sake of clarity the translations in Suda on-line have been copied here - these translations are covered by a Creative Commons license.   


fragments 1-124

[125]   {128 DF}     Suda_P'644     A chariot of Parian marble, dedicated to Dionysus.

[126]   {129 DF}     Suda_P'2879

[127]   {130 DF}     Suda_A'2571

[128]   {131 DF}     Suda_A'570

[129]   {132 DF}     Suda_A'905 ,   E'2498

[130]   {133 DF}     Suda_A'1201

[131]   {134 DF}     Suda_D'679 ,   P'2358

[132]   {135 DF}     Suda_A'1514

[133]   {136 DF}     Suda_A'1763

[134]   {137 DF}     Suda_A'2073 ,   E'2787

[135]   {138 DF}     Suda_A'3669 ,   A'4367     Children cruelly killed .

[136]   {139 DF}     Suda_A'4313

[137]   {140 DF}     Suda_A'4398 ,   T'176

[138]   {141 DF}     Suda_D'108 ,   L'877

[139]   {142 DF}     Suda_D'174

[140]   {143 DF}     Suda_E'358 ,   K'630

[141]   {144 DF}     Suda_E'398

[142]   {145 DF}     Suda_E'575

[143]   {146 DF}     Suda_E'780

[144]   {147 DF}     Suda_E'974 ,   O'273     An agreement with Arcadians.

[145]   {148 DF}     Suda_E'1612

[146]   {149 DF}      Suda_R'293

And he used to fritter away the most precious things on a most unstinting prodigality.

EUSTATHIUS     From this also  Apollonius calls [their] movements 'coils'; and perhaps the puzzling word erumbona {'frittered'} found in Aelian has a similar origin, where he says that the useful things were taken out and the most precious things were frittered away on prodigalities.

[147]   {150 DF}     Suda_E'3322     Punishment of the Phocians.

[148]   {151 DF}     Suda_E'3362     Aeneias carries his father on his shoulders.

[149]   {152 DF}     Suda_E'554

[150]   {153 DF}     Suda_Th'115     Stesichorus and Homer.

[151]   {154 DF}     Suda_T'327 ,   Th'351

[152]   {155 DF}     Suda_K'146

[153]   {156 DF}     Suda_K'1861

[154]   {157 DF}     Suda_K'2023

[155]   {158 DF}     Suda_L'138

[156]   {159 DF}     Suda_L'157

[157]   {160 DF}     Suda_L'574

[158]   {161 DF}     Suda_M'236     An appeal to Zeus Xenios.

[159]   {162 DF}     Suda_E'2860 ,   M'349

[160]   {163 DF}     Suda_N'163     Nemesis the overseer of deeds.

[161]   {164 DF}     Suda_N'307     Spartans unskilled in naval warfare.

[162]   {165 DF}     Suda_O'173

[163]   {166 DF}     Suda_B'204

[164]   {167 DF}     Suda_D'282

[165]   {168 DF}     Suda_N'594     A river crossing hindered by the Nymphs.

[166]   {169 DF}     Suda_O'283     Acarnanian historians.

[167]   {170 DF}     Suda_O'774 ,   P'1314

[168]   {171 DF}     Suda_E'3505 ,   O'116

[169]   {172 DF}     Suda_P'771

[170]   {173 DF}     Suda_A'570

[171]   {174 DF}     Suda_P'1134 ,   T'322

[172]   {175 DF}     Suda_P'2665

[173]   {176 DF}     Suda_S'291

[174]   {177 DF}     Suda_S'657

[175]   {178 DF}     Suda_S'1023

[176]   {179 DF}     Suda_S'1191 ,   K'818

[177]   {180 DF}     Suda_P'2417 ,   T'611

[178]   {181 DF}     Suda_T'611

[179]   {182 DF}      Suda_Oi'136 ,   E'2485 ,   T'596 ,   A'58  :

Those of the doctors who came forward were urging [someone?] to drink of wine; for, trusting in their craft, they were maintaining that in this depends whether man is in good health or not.

Whenever I complete the course that is fated and threaded-out . . .

. . . that she insisted on not drinking, on abstaining from wine, and not valuing the rest of her life so highly that, she said, she should negate what preceded by the distraction of a petty manner of life, drinking wine; and the noble woman ended her life gently and with a calm and feeble death, such as even Homer seems to me to praise.

[180]   {183 DF}     Suda_U'130

[181]   {184 DF}     Suda_Ph'426

[182]   {185 DF}     Suda_K'2329 ,   Ph'446     Unbridled friendliness.

[183]   {186 DF}     Suda_A'4652

[184]   {187 DF}     Suda_Ch'272

[185]   {188 DF}     Suda_Ch'461

[186]   {189 DF}     Suda_Ch'485

[187]   {190 DF}     STOBAEUS   Solon the Athenian, the son of Execestides, when his nephew sang some song of Sappho at a drinking party, took pleasure in it and asked the young man to teach it to him. When someone asked why he was eager to learn it, he responded: 'So, once I learn it, I may die.'

[188]   {191 DF}     EUSTATHIUS   There is a story that Heracles often went to Atlas and studied the phenomena of the heavens.  And thus it is written that he took on the heavens for a while, [because] the writers are alluding to the transfer of learning in this way.

[189]   {192 DF}     EUSTATHIUS    The thievishness in these matters is obvious, and in proportion wrestling is allowed to him, as is found in Aelian.

[190]   {193 DF}     EUSTATHIUS    The prophets and attendants of the gods say . . .

[191]   {194 DF}     EUSTATHIUS    For indeed to make a vow is a sort of covenant with god, and likewise prayer, which Aelian says is a most incorruptible embassy to god.

[192]   {195 DF}     Suda_A'323

[193]   {196 DF}     Suda_A'533

[194]   {197 DF}     Suda_A'533

[195]   {198 DF}     Suda_A'714 ,   P'1549     Piasus and his daughter Larissa.

[196]   {199 DF}     Suda_A'1114 ,   E'2829     Hens killed to protect an adulterer.

[197]   { - }     Suda_A'1271     A serpent fights with a lion.

[198]   {200 DF}     Suda_A'1469

[199]   {201 DF}     Suda_A'1594 ,   A'3764     The son of Argeas kills his brother.

[200]   { - }     Suda_N'97

[201]   {202 DF}     Suda_A'1564

[202]   {203 DF}     Suda_A'2634 ,   E'2201 ,   U'495     Chariton and Melanippus plot against the tyrant Phalaris.

[203]   {204 DF}     Suda_A'1806 ,   Suda_E'1909     Aesopus is killed, but comes back to life.

[204]   {205 DF}     Suda_A'2586

[205]   {206 DF}     Suda_A'2623

[206]   {207 DF}     Suda_A'3480     The emperor Verus dies from apoplexy.

[207]   {208 DF}     Suda_A'4329 ,   D'1092

[208]   {209 DF}     Suda_A'4534     The beauty of Atalanta

[209]   {210 DF}     Suda_A'4673 ,   Ch'110 ,   K'1001      A man's head cut off by a soldier.

[210]   {211 DF}     Suda_D'944

[211]   {212 DF}     Suda_D'951

[212]   {213 DF}     Suda_E'1270

[213]   {214 DF}     Suda_D'617     An appeal to the Cabeiri.

[214]   {215 DF}     Suda_A'3898 ,   Ai'376 ,   D'1084     Aristaeus the giant.

[215]   {216 DF}     Suda_D'1623

[216]   {217 DF}     Suda_E'242

[217]   {218 DF}     Suda_E'399

[218]   {219 DF}     Suda_A'1663

[219]   {220 DF}     Suda_A'471

[220]   {221 DF}     Suda_A'3685 ,   O'987

[221]   { - }     see fragment 57

[222]   {222 DF}     Suda_A'3172

[223]   {223 DF}     Suda_E'1843

[224]   {224 DF}     Suda_A'1945 ,   O'73

[225]   {225 DF}     Suda_D'1084

[226]   { - }     see fragment 46

[227]   {226 DF}     Suda_E'3323

[228]   {227 DF}     Suda_A'523     Adrasteian Nemesis.

[229]   {228 DF}     Suda_A'2357

[230]   {229 DF}     Suda_A'2810

[231]   {230 DF}     Suda_I'627 ,   K'68     Women appeal to Helios and Dikē.

[232]   {231 DF}     Suda_N'163     Nemesis pursues braggarts with justice .

[233]   {232 DF}     Suda_N'163      Nemesis opposes the arrogant.

[234]   {233 DF}     Suda_P'22

[235]   {234 DF}     Suda_E'2187

[236]   {235 DF}     Suda_A'3449

[237]   {236 DF}     Suda_P'2820

[238]   {237 DF}     Suda_E'956

[239]   {238 DF}     Suda_E'436

[240]   {239 DF}     Suda_E'577

[241]   {240 DF}     Suda_L'465

[242]   {241 DF}     Suda_A'860 ,   E'655     A body from a shipwreck is buried by a stranger.

[243]   {242 DF}     Suda_A'4081

[244]   { - }     Suda_E'1103

[245]   {243 DF}     Suda_E'1136     Callixenus of Athens is shunned by the other citizens.

[246]   {244 DF}     Suda_E'1137 ,   E'2171     Phoenix, subject of a play by Euripides.

[247]   {245 DF}     Suda_E'1473     Nemesis pursues braggarts with justice .

[248]   {246 DF}     Suda_E'1441

[249]   {247 DF}     Suda_E'1597 ,   E'882

[250]   {248 DF}     Suda_D'1137 ,   E'1238

[251]   {249 DF}     Suda_E'3336

[252]   {250 DF}      Suda_ E'1555 ,   A'1968 ,   O'944 ,   Oi'147 ,   E'1022  :

And they were still more stirred up to anger, and they were threatening to knock the doors out.

While they were being constrained, and were prising open the gates, snakes of very large size checked them.

The serpents were terrifying them, twisting their hindmost parts and standing up and looking with such a fiery glance.

The Carthaginians were dying, hitting each other and falling to the wild beasts.

[253]   {251 DF}     Suda_M'1304

[254]   {252 DF}     Suda_E'1388 ,   E'1675 ,   L'620     The gods accept an entreaty from the Cretans. 

[255]   {253 DF}     Suda_E'1834

[256]   {254 DF}     Suda_E'1909 ,   E'3022

[257]   {255 DF}     Suda_E'1908

[258]   {256 DF}     Suda_E'2334

[259]   {257 DF}     Suda_E'2455

[260]   {258 DF}     Suda_E'2490

[261]   {259 DF}     Suda_E'2543

[262]   {260 DF}     Suda_E'2709 ,   E'2759      A plot against Lycides and [Sosibius].

[263]   {261 DF}     Suda_E'2760

[264]   {262 DF}     Suda_E'2902

[265]   {263 DF}     Suda_E'3351     A woman loved by Appius, a Roman aristocrat.

[266]   {264 DF}     Suda_E'3442 ,   K'146

[267]   {265 DF}     Suda_E'3735 ,   E'3795     The 'good speech' of the Spartans is pleasing to the divinity.

[268]   {266 DF}     Suda_E'241

[269]   {267 DF}     Suda_N'195

[270]   {268 DF}     Suda_E'376

[271]   {269 DF}     Suda_E'530

[272]   {270 DF}     Suda_I'16     Iacchus and the battle of Salamis.

[273]   {271 DF}     Suda_Th'378

[274]   {272 DF}     Suda_K'105

[275]   {273 DF}     Suda_K'172

[276]   {274 DF}     Suda_K'810 ,   L'840

[277]   {275 DF}     Suda_D'289

[278]   {276 DF}     Suda_K'986

[279]   {277 DF}     Suda_K'1005

[280]   {278 DF}     Suda_K'1024

[281]   {279 DF}     Suda_K'994 ,   U'11     The idle character of the Etruscans.

[282]   {280 DF}     Suda_K'1133     The Caucones and Leleges and Pelasgians.

[283]   {281 DF}     Suda_K'1738

[284]   {282 DF}     Suda_K'2358

[285]   {283 DF}     Suda_A'963 ,   A'965 ,   L'25     Lagus and Arsinoē, the parents of Ptolemy.

[286]   {284 DF}     Suda_L'113 ,   P'587     Aristogonus, an initiate of Dionysus.

[287]   {285 DF}     Suda_D'107 ,   L'138 ,   Ph'127     The Messenians insult the first offerings of Zeus.

[288]   {286 DF}     Suda_E'80 ,   L'465     Evils of the Egyptians, in Alexandria and Rome.

[289]   { - }     Suda_L'819 (b)     An Arcadian story of a werewolf.

[290]   {287 DF}     Suda_G'494 ,   M'111

[291]   {288 DF}     Suda_M'349

[292]   {289 DF}     Suda_M'349

[293]   {290 DF}     Suda_I'574

[294]   {291 DF}     Suda_M'532

[295]   {292 DF}     Suda_M'678

[296]   {293 DF}     Suda_M'978

[297]   {294 DF}     Suda_M'1179

[298]   {295 DF}     Suda_M'1292

[299]   {296 DF}     Suda_N'246

[300]   {297 DF}     Suda_O'283

[301]   {298 DF}     Suda_O'291 ,   Ph'568     A father seeks to punish his daughter with death.

[302]   {299 DF}     Suda_O'292

[303]   {300 DF}     Suda_O'774

[304]   {301 DF}     Suda_O'898

[305]   {302 DF}     Suda_O'920

[306]   {303 DF}     Suda_E'696 ,   O'23

[307]   {304 DF}     Suda_O'250

[308]   {305 DF}     Suda_P'20

[309]   {306 DF}     Suda_E'2210 ,   P'22

[310]   {307 DF}     Suda_A'3863 ,   P'150

[311]   {308 DF}     Suda_P'176      Hetaera by name but not by nature.

[312]   {309 DF}     Suda_P'275

[313]   {310 DF}     Suda_P'464

[314]   {311 DF}     Suda_P'721     Cambyses suffers a painful death after abusing the Egyptian gods.

[315]   {312 DF}     Suda_A'4047 ,   P'837

[316]   {313 DF}     Suda_P'935

[317]   {314 DF}     Suda_P'2120 ,   U'11     Postumius of Capua goes to Athens.

[318]   {315 DF}      Suda_ Ch'474 ,   N'215 ,   P'966 ,   P'1991 ,   P'1077 ,   E'1692  :

He was not rich in things, nor did he have as many [things] as would have been sufficient for another to lead a life of bare necessity.

For my part, I know that for 8 whole days a small chick of a domestic bird was eaten by him.

Because of [his] undeserved sufferings [he] endured poverty.

But he besought the god to obtain care from him.

And wealth he provides to a man who is poor but pious and always solicitous of the temple for him, [as he was] honouring any statue  that resembled him and was held in reverence."

[319]   {316 DF}     Suda_P'2563

[320]   {317 DF}     Suda_R'9     The punishment of Dirce.

[321]   {318 DF}     Suda_P'2257 ,   R'53

[322]   {319 DF}     Suda_S'52

[323]   {319 DF}     Suda_S'53 (a)

[324]   {321 DF}     Suda_S'53 (b)

[325]   {323 DF}     Suda_S'759     The expected punishment of an evil-doer.

[326]   {324 DF}     Suda_B'430 ,   S'1371

[327]   {325 DF}     Suda_T'176

[328]   {326 DF}     Suda_S'52 ,   T'235

[329]   {327 DF}     Suda_T'768     An oracle predicts the death of Alexander of Epirus.

[330]   {328 DF}     Suda_U'137

[331]   {329 DF}     Suda_U'289

[332]   { - }     Suda_U'311     Miltiades enters the temple of Demeter in Paros.

[333]   {330 DF}     Suda_U'380

[334]   {331 DF}     Suda_U'409

[335]   {332 DF}     Suda_U'500

[336]   {333 DF}     Suda_U'568

[337]   {334 DF}     Suda_L'673

[338]   {335 DF}     Suda_Ph'510

[339]   {336 DF}     Suda_Oi'147 ,   U'645

[340]   {337 DF}     Suda_Ph'574

[341]   {338 DF}     Suda_Ch'83

[342]   {339 DF}     Suda_Ch'208 (a)

[343]   {340 DF}     Suda_Ch'208 (b)

[344]   {341 DF}     Suda_Ch'490     The Libyans suffer from a plague.

[345]   {342 DF}     Suda_S'511      The Siphnians are reduced to poverty.

[346]   {343 DF}     Suda_A'4104 ,   M'1473     Archias and Myscellus consult the Delphic oracle.

[347]   {344 DF}     Suda_S'1678

[348]   { - }     see fragment 288

[349]   {345 DF}     Suda_O'25

[350]   {346 DF}     Suda_T'1046

[351]   {347 DF}     Suda_D'1136

[352]   {348 DF}     Suda_E'590

[353]   {349 DF}     Suda_E'1082     A savage Celt.  


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