A combination of literary with artistic evidence leads,
Influence of Stesichorus on the dramatists.
1 The influence of Delphi on the poem of Stesichorus appears in the fact that Apollo provides Orestes with the means of defence against the Erinyes; and it is therefore not unlikely that the refuge of Orestes was with Strophius at Crisa. Whether Stesichorus brought in Pylades, there is nothing to show.
3 There is no clue to the manner in which Stesichorus managed the sequel. He may have followed the local Peloponnesian legend, which assigned a refuge to Orestes at the Arcadian town of Orestheion ( Thuc. 5. 64) in Parrhasia, the primitive home of the Orestes-myth. Robert (Bild und Lied, p. 181, n. 30) finds a possible trace of this in Eur. Or. 1643 ff.
4 Frag. 35. It was from Hesiod that Stesichorus derived this story. It is probable that the “Κατάλογος” of Hesiod contained references to the crimes in the house of Pelops: see Robert, Bild u. Lied, p. 189.
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