For the "Fragments" of Hesiodic poems the work of Markscheffel, "Hesiodi Fragmenta" (Leipzig, 1840), is most valuable: important also is Kinkel's "Epicorum Graecorum Fragmenta" I (Leipzig, 1877) and the editions of Rzach noticed above. For recently discovered papyrus fragments see Wilamowitz, "Neue Bruchstucke d. Hesiod Katalog" (Sitzungsb. der k. preuss. Akad. fur Wissenschaft, 1900, pp. 839-851). A list of papyri belonging to lost Hesiodic works may here be added: all are the "Catalogues".
1) Berlin Papyri 7497 (1) (2nd cent.). -- Frag. 7. 2) Oxyrhynchus Papyri 421 (2nd cent.). -- Frag. 7. 3) "Petrie Papyri" iii 3. -- Frag. 14. 4) "Papiri greci e latine", No. 130 (2nd-3rd cent.). -- Frag. 14. 5) Strassburg Papyri, 55 (2nd cent.). -- Frag. 58. 6) Berlin Papyri 9739 (2nd cent.). -- Frag. 58. 7) Berlin Papyri 10560 (3rd cent.). -- Frag. 58. 8) Berlin Papyri 9777 (4th cent.). -- Frag. 98. 9) "Papiri greci e latine", No. 131 (2nd-3rd cent.). -- Frag. 99. 10) Oxyrhynchus Papyri 1358-9.
The Homeric Hymns: -- The text of the Homeric hymns is distinctly bad in condition, a fact which may be attributed to the general neglect under which they seem to have laboured at all periods previously to the Revival of Learning. Very many defects have been corrected by the various editions of the Hymns, but a considerable number still defy all efforts; and especially an abnormal number of undoubted lacuna disfigure the text. Unfortunately no papyrus fragment of the Hymns has yet emerged, though one such fragment ("Berl. Klassikertexte" v.1. pp. 7 ff.) contains a paraphrase of a poem very closely parallel to the "Hymn to Demeter".
The mediaeval MSS. (2) are thus enumerated by Dr. T.W. Allen: --
A Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2763. At Athos, Vatopedi 587. B Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2765. C Paris, Bibl. Nat. 2833.
The same scholar has traced all the MSS. back to a common parent from which three main families are derived (M had a separate descent and is not included in any family): --
x1 = E,T x2 = L,
Editions of the Homeric Hymns, & c.: --