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The "Megalai Ehoiai" (Ancient Greek: ? , Ancient: [me?álai ?:hói.ai]), or Great Ehoiai, is a fragmentaryGreekepic poem that was popularly, though not universally, attributed to Hesiod during antiquity. Like the more widely read Hesiodic Catalogue of Women, the Megalai Ehoiai was a genealogical poem structured around the exposition of heroicfamily trees among which myths concerning many of their members were narrated. At least seventeen fragments of the poem are transmitted by quotations in other ancient authors and two second-century CE papyri, but given the similarities between the Megalai Ehoiai and Catalogue of Women it is possible that some fragments attributed to the Catalogue actually derive from the less popular Hesiodic work. Indeed, most of the scholarly attention devoted to the poem has been concerned with its relation to the Catalogue and whether or not the title "Megalai Ehoiai" in fact referred to a single, independent epic.
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