Of all this mass of epic poetry only the scantiest fragments survive; but happily Photius has preserved to us an abridgment of the synopsis made of each poem of the "Trojan Cycle" by Proclus, i.e.
The pre-Trojan poems of the Cycle may be noticed first.
What links bound the "Titanomachy" to the Theben Cycle is not clear.
An animal is said to "desire" the purpose of a behaviour cycle while the behaviour-cycle is in progress.
The bird does what it does, at each stage, because it has an impulse to that particular action, not because it perceives that the whole cycle of actions will contribute to the preservation of the species.
in which the stars move are those best adapted for the evolution, without collision, of the greatest possible number of bodies.
In time nearly every town of any size in England had its own cycle
of plays, but only four of these have come down to us.
An instant later the man emerged from his hiding-place, sprang upon his cycle, and followed her.
Then he mounted his cycle, and rode away from me down the drive towards the Hall.
Most of the fugitives at that hour were mounted on cycles
, but there were soon motor cars, hansom cabs, and carriages hurrying along, and the dust hung in heavy clouds along the road to St.
Presumably he at once concealed his cycle
among the laurels where it was found, and possibly lurked there himself, with his eye on the house, waiting for Mr.
So the years pass, and repeat each other; so the same events revolve in the cycles