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122. 149. 154 on Fri Nov 15 19:11:29 rainy 2013. http://dx. doi. org/10. 1017/CBO9781139032377. 006 Cambridge Books on-line © Cambridge collage Press, 2013 Epicharmus’ literary and philosophical heritage from an unidentified play, indicates that he and clearly additionally his public have been conversant in the riddle of the Sphinx, a subject matter which originated in folks tale,30 and didn't get into the legend sooner than the 6th century; even if the riddle was once additionally pointed out in any of Aeschylus’ performs is debated. 31 it's also worthy contemplating one other fragment that alludes to a conventional delusion in a manner that can point out a parody of Pindar Ol. 1. 36–42 (476 bc). 32 during this poem, devoted to Hieron of Syracuse, Pindar intentionally adjustments the normal tale of Pelops, during which Pelops’ physique was once cooked and served to the gods through his father, Tantalus, in a ceremonial dinner. rather than this, in Pindar’s model, Pelops is carried off by means of Poseidon and taken to Zeus’ palace. Now, in Epicharmus fr. seventy six (85 R-N), from the play emblems and Logina, someone speaks of a banquet given by way of Zeus in Pelops’ honour, and this turns out to indicate quite to Pindar’s model than to the normal one. Epicharmus’ funny goal is proven by means of Pelops’ prestige as visitor of honour, instead of as what's served up for dinner, and in addition by way of the pun at the notice ranov (‘feast’), an extraordinary time period which as much as Epicharmus’ occasions is simply came upon two times in Homer (Od. 1. 226 and eleven. 415) and 3 instances in Pindar (Ol. 1. 38, Pyth. five. seventy seven and 12. 14). 33 concerning the myths handled by way of Epicharmus, it's also to be famous that during fr. a hundred thirty five (278 R-N), from an unidentified play, the beginning of Athena from the pinnacle of Zeus is pointed out including the struggle opposed to the Titans, and the identify of Pallas is related to be derived from a massive Pallas, out of whose pores and skin Athena had made herself a cloak. the tale of the delivery of Athena is located in Hesiod (Theog. 886f. ), and, once again, additionally in Pindar (Ol. 7. 35f. , 464 bc), yet even supposing Pallas is pointed out by way of Hesiod as a Titan in Theog. 376 and 383, in his model of the Titanomachia not anything is related of Pallas having been killed through Athena. Epicharmus may need one other epic poem, or he may also have invented the tale himself, suggesting a comic book etymology for the identify of Pallas. except that, we needs to upload that Epicharmus fr. 228 (300 R-N) nqa dov, ntaÓqa ka«dÛv ‘where there's worry, there's additionally respect’, turns out to include a parody of the Cypria, fr. 30 32 33 ‘tripod’, although definitely it has 4 legs. / (A) –Yes, and as soon as there has been an Oedipus; definitely you recognize his riddle. ’ 31 Radt (1985) 288, with bibliography. in keeping with Kock (1961) 21, n. sixty nine. This parallel was once mentioned by means of Arnson Svarlien (1990–1). one other aspect of touch among Pindar and Epicharmus is the personification of Peace in Epicharmus fr. a hundred (110 R-N), which was once hitherto in simple terms present in Pindar (Ol. four. sixteen; Pyth. eight. 1 and fr. 109. 2 Snell-Maehler); additionally, if Epicharmus fr. *251 (*321 R-N) is real, it could include an echo of Pindar Isthm. five. sixteen. There are additional mentions of Epicharmus in Pindar’s scholia (Schol.