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Hesiod, fr. dub. 357

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A fragment attributed to Hesiod, using the metaphor of ‘stitching’ for poetic composition.

ἐν Δήλῳ τότε πρῶτον ἐγὼ καὶ Ὅμηρος ἀοιδοὶ
μέλπομεν, ἐν νεαροῖς ὕμνοις ῥαψαντες ἀοιδήν.

Then in Delos for the first time we bards sang, Homer and I, stitching song in new hymns.

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September 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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