Danais (epic)

Danais (Ancient Greek: Δαναΐς) refers to a lost ancient Greek epic written by one of the cyclic poets.[1] The Danaid tetralogy of Aeschylus undoubtedly draws its material from this particular literary work. Danais is represented in the table of epics in the received canon on the very fragmentary "Borgia table"[2] as "Danaides".


  1. ^ Two lines were quoted by a later poet.
  2. ^ W. McLeod, "The "Epic Canon" of the Borgia Table: Hellenistic Lore or Roman Fraud?" Transactions of the American Philological Association, 115 (1985:161f).