Transactions of the American Philological Association Volume 19-21

Transactions of the American Philological Association Volume 19-21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...however, and a translation of it is therefore given here. The original is to be found in a Nitrian manuscript written AD. 837 (Brit. Mus. Addit. 12152, fol. 194 H1). The text is printed in Paul de Lagarde's Anulzrla Syriam (pp. 20l--205), a work of which 115 copies were issued. A partial translation is to be found in B. Harris Cowper's.S)riac jliiscvllunies, a work now quite scarce. It is a fragment from the Roman History of Diocles, and bears probable marks of translation from the Greek. ' As the legend is quite closely connected with the preceding one of the_ settlement of Syria, Cilicia, and Phmnicia, it seems best to give the whole together. A distorted form of that portion which treats of Hercules and the Tyrian purple occurs also in a much later composition called the " Cave of Treasures," of which at least one manuscript exists in New York, and which Be_zold has published in German and Syriac under the title of Die S: /mlz/1b'l11: (Leipzig, I883, 1888). In the "Cave of Treasures," however, Hiram King of Tyre replaces Punicus, and Hercules is suppressed--perhaps as a character not altogether in place in a strictly religious composition. The following is the translation: ---wise and mighty in valor. For when this hero was commanding1 upon the seashore of Tyre, he saw a certain shephcrd's dog capture a shell-fish of the sea, that is called cont/1)//ium, and eat of it, so that the dog's mouth was stained with the blood of the shell-lish. And Ilcrcules called to him the shepherd of the flock, and told him about the dog; and forthwith the shepherd brought wool, and with it wiped out the mouth of the dog, and of the wool the shepherd made himself a crown and put it upon his head. Then when more

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