Reliquie argonautiche a Cizico. Una ipotesi sulle "Argonautiche Orfiche"
After an excursus in the late chronicles that offer interesting ideas to understand what it meant in late antiquity the stop of Argonauts in Cyzicus, the poet of the Orfic Argonautics reused the episode: reworked Apollonius’ material, clearly with the intention to present it in a more simple and linear form (vv. 490-628 ~ Ap. Rh. I 922-1152), including expansions (the part about funerals and funeral games of Cyzicus, vv. 568-593) or singularity (the killing of Cyzicus by Heracles). The description of the construction of the statue of the goddess follows Apollonius Rhodius (vv. 606-11 ~ Ap. Rh. I 1117-1122), but with the addition of a significant comment on eternity of the simulacrum (vv. 610-611): attention shown by the poet into the Cyzicus episode is not casual, especially in light of the connections between the Argonautic memories of the zone, Constantinople and the Christianization of the symbols and places of worship of Cybele.