ORPHIC FRAGMENT 115 - OTTO KERN
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SUMMARY: These fragments are all about Ôkæanós (Ὠκεανός).
115. (220) σχόλιον τοῦ Εὐσταθίου Θεσσαλονίκης περὶ Διονυσίῳ ὁ Περιηγητής 1 (GG II 217, 15):
πάντως γὰρ Ὠκεανὸς ἀψόρροος ὁ εἰς ἑαυτὸν ὀρούων, ἤγουν ἐπανιὼν καὶ εἰς κύκλου σχῆμα περιαγόμενος, καὶ οὕτως ἐναποκλείων ἑαυτῶι τὴν γῆν· καθὰ καὶ Ὀρφεὺς ἐν τῶι περὶ Διὸς καὶ Ἥρας (v. supra p. 141) φησὶ λέγων·
κύκλον δ’ ἀκαμάτου καλλιρρόου Ὠκεανοῖο,
ὃς γαῖαν δίνηισι πέριξ ἔχει ἀμφιελίξας
ὡς τοῦ ὠκεανοῦ περιειληφότος τὴν γῆν.
“For in all ways, refluent Ôkæanós (Ὠκεανός) is rushing into himself, that is to say, returning and going around himself in the shape of a circle, and in this way enclosing earth within himself. And just as Orphéfs (Ὀρφεὺς) declares in this about Zefs (Ζεὺς) and Íra (Ἥρα), saying:
‘And it is the rotation of unresting, beautifully-flowing Ôkæanós,
who holds the earth in his rotation as he revolves all around it.’
“Thus is Earth embraced by Ôkæanós.” (trans. by the author)
σχόλιον Πρόκλου επὶ Τιμαίου Πλάτωνος 40 e (III 178, 16 Diehl):
πανταχοῦ γὰρ διορίζειν <δεῖν add. Diehl> τὰς πρώτας τάξεις ἀπὸ τῶν δευτέρων, οὐκ ἀλόγως καὶ τῶν ποιητῶν Ὠκεανὸν καλούντων τὸν ὁρίζοντα τῆς γῆς.
“For Ocean every where distinguishes first from second orders, in consequence of which poets do not improperly call it the boundary of the earth.” (trans. Thomas Taylor, 1820)
ὕμνος Ὀρφέως 83 Ὠκεανοῦ vs. 3:
ὃς περικυμαίνει γαίης περιτέρμονα κύκλον·
“He (Ὠκεανός) undulates around the surrounding perimeter of the earth.” (trans. by the author)
Οικουμένης περιήγησης τοῦ Διονυσίου ὁ Περιηγητής vs. 27:
πάντη δ’ ἀκᾳμάτου φέρεται ῥόος Ὠκεανοῖο.
“The current of Ôkæanós (Ὠκεανός) he bears in every way without rest.” (trans. by the author)
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