He is acquainted with the poems of the epic cycle, the Cypria, the Epigoni, &c. He quotes or otherwise shows familiarity with the writings of Hesiod, Olen, Musaeus, Bacis, Lysistratus, Archilochus of Paros, Alcaeus, Sappho, Solon, Aesop, Aristeas of Proconnesus, Simonides of Ceos, Phrynichus, Aeschylus and Pindar.
Have "trabe Cypria," which occurs in i.
The common epithetsKinrpcs and KvOEpeta (of Kuthera in Cyprus),Cypria and Paphia, show that she was identified with Aphrodite and Venus.
The poem called the Cypria was said to have been given by Homer to Stasinus of Cyprus as a daughter's dowry.
Why have the works of Arctinus escaped the attraction which drew to the name of Homer such epics as the Cypria, the Little Iliad, the Thebaid, the Epigoni, the Taking of Oechalia and the Phocais.
The quotation from the Iliad is of interest because it is made in order to show that Homer supported the story of the travels of Paris to Egypt and Sidon (whereas the Cyclic poem called the Cypria ignored them), and also because the part of the Iliad from which it comes is cited as the " Aristeia of Diomede."
In the Trojan cycle alone we know of the two epics of Arctinus, the Little Iliad of Lesches, the Cypria, the Nostoi.
Such, too, in the Cypria are the new legendary figures - Palamedes, Iphigenia, Telephus, Laocoon.
So, too, the legend of Anchises in the Hymn to Aphrodite is evidently local; and Aeneas becomes more prominent in the later epics, especially the Cypria and the 'IAiou - of Arctinus.
Hogarth, Devia Cypria, pp. 114 ff.
27 Devia Cypria (Oxford, 1889).