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3. Diodorus Siculus i. 15. 7. (ed. Vogel 1888)μεμνῆσθαι δὲ τῆς Νύσης καὶ τὸν ποιητὴν [φασι] ἐν τοῖς ὕμνοις, ὅτι περὶ τὴν Αἴγυπτον γέγονεν, ἐν οἷς λέγειἔστι δέ τις Νύση, ὕπατον ὄρος, ἀνθέον ὕλῃ,
τηλοῦ Φοινίκης, σχεδὸν Αἰγύπτοιο ῥοάων

’”. = h. Dion. 1.8, 9.

4. Id. iii. 65. 3μαρτυρεῖ δὲ τοῖς ὑφ᾽ ἡμῶν λεγομένοις καὶ ποιητὴς ἐν τοῖς ὕμνοιςοἱ μὲν γὰρ Δρακάνῳ ς᾿ οἱ δ̓ Ἰκάρῳ ἠνεμοέσσῃ
φάς᾿, οἱ δ᾽ ἐν Νάξῳ, δῖον γένος, εἰραφιῶτα,
οἱ δέ σ᾽ ἐπ᾽ Ἀλφειᾷ ποταμῷ βαθυδινήεντι
κυσαμένην Σεμέλην τεκέειν Διὶ τερπικεραύνῳ,
ἄλλοι δ᾽ ἐν Θήβῃσιν, ἄναξ, σε λέγουσι γενέσθαι,
ψευδόμενοι: σὲ δ̓ ἔτικτε πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε
πολλὸν ἀπ᾽ ἀνθρώπων, κρύπτων λευκώλενον Ἥρην.
ἔστι δέ τις Νύση, ὕπατον ὄρος, ἀνθέον ὕλῃ,
τηλοῦ Φοινίκης, σχεδὸν Αἰγύπτοιο ῥοάων

’”. =h. Dion. 1.1-9; verses 4 and 8, which are strictly dispensable, are only found in three MSS.

5. Id. iv. 2. 4καὶ τὸν Ὅμηρον δὲ τούτοις μαρτυρῆσαι ἐν τοῖς ὕμνοις ἐν οἷς λέγειἔστι δέ κτλ.
” =h. Dion. 1.8, 9, as above.

The fact that two out of Diodorus' quotations are in the indirect narrative (in long paragraphs introduced by “φασί”), and are of the identical two lines, which also are quoted by the scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius (below no. 12) in apparent connexion with the mythographer Herodorus, suggest that in both places Diodorus took the quotation from his sources. Of these he mentions by name only Dionysius (iii. 66Διονυσίῳ τῷ συνταξαμένῳ τὰς παλαιὰς μυθοποιίας, οὗτος γὰρ τά τε περὶ τὸν Διόνυσον καὶ τὰς Ἀμαζόνας ἔτι δὲ τοὺς Ἀργοναύτας καὶ τὰ κατὰ τὸν Ἰλιακὸν πόλεμον πραχθέντα καὶ πόλλ᾽ ἕτερα συντέτακται, παρατιθεὶς τὰ ποιήματα τῶν ἀρχαίων, τῶν τε μυθολόγων καὶ τῶν ποιητῶν”), who is apparently the same as the Dionysius of Mitylene, whose “Ἀργόναυται” are as frequently utilised as those of Herodorus in the scholia on Apollonius (cf. Suidas s.v., Müller F. H. G. ii. 6 f., Susemihl l.c. ii. 45 f.). Without denying Diodorus the credit of possible original quotation, especially at iii. 65, it seems likely that the Hymns were excerpted and utilised by both Herodorus and Dionysius, antiquaries.

6. Philodemus “περὶ εὐσεβείας” (ed. Gomperz Herkulanische Studien ii. 1866), p. 42, tab. 91, v. 12 f.

κα[ὶ τ]ὴν ἑ[κάτην]
ὀπαδ[ὸν Ἀρ]τέ[μιδος]
εἶναι Δήμη[τρος]
δὲ λάτριν Εὐρι[πίδης]
Ὅμηρος δ̓ ἐν [τοῖς]
[ὕμ]νοις πρόπ[ολον]
καὶ [ὀπ]αονα
” =h. Dem. 440.

There is perhaps another reference, p. 29, col. 57a.

έν δὲ τοῖς ...
... ὁ]μηρος
]νθαιυ̣ αθαν[ατοις
ονεα[ρ καὶ
τσκειν̣ τυκται

cf. perhaps Dem. 269 f.

1 Crates of Mallus, who belongs to the second century, quotes a line under the head of “ἀρχαῖοι ὕμνοι”, which may have come from the Hymn to Dionysus. See the notes to that hymn.

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