ERIGONE. In the Attic myth of Dionysus, Erigone is the daughter of Iearius, who, having received from Guided by her dog Alaira (the glistening one), Erigonewhose name, like that of Protogeneia (see ENDYMION), denotes one born in early mornina - discovers the crime, and hangs herself. After her death she is said to have been translated to the constellation which the Latins called Virgo.
lines, only 4 lines are now extant. It was written in a mixed dialect of Dorian and Eolian. Three epigrams in the Palatine anthology are also ascribed to her; but two of these are possibly spurious. Another poetess of this name Erinna fragments were collected in Bergk's Poets; Lyrici Qrmci (Leipsic, 1867).