Philo the Epic Poet (Fragments)

Current State of the OCP Text

The surviving Greek fragments of Philo the Epic Poet are presented here as cited in Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.20.1-2; 9.24.1; 9.37.1-2. The text is based on the standard critical edition of Eusebius (see below). Quoting from Alexander Polyhistor, Eusebius preserves six separate fragments. Using Holladay's numbering scheme, these fragments appear as follows:

Fragment 1 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.20.1
Fragment 2 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.20.1-2
Fragment 3 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.24.1
Fragment 4 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.37.1
Fragment 5 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.37.2
Fragment 6 Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.37.3


Print Editions of Philo the Epic Poet

For further bibliography see DiTommaso, Bibliography, 1057-59.

Source for the Text of Eusebius


One minor correction has been made here to Holladay's text:

Eusebius, Praep. Evang. 9.37.3 Holladay’s text contains an acute accent on άπὸ where a smooth breathing mark (ἀπὸ) was clearly intended.

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