The text of the Xanthus fragment was reconstructed by Felix Jacoby in order to fill what he perceived as a lacuna, which extended Car's genealogy downwards through Manes and Atys. (8) Jacoby, however, constructed a theoretical genealogical line of identity which might not have been expressed in this way by Xanthus, and hence needs to be deconstructed.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] (12) Torrhebus, a polis of Lydia, from Torrhebus son of Atys. The ethnic is Torrhebioi and the feminine form is Torrhebis.
(51) Adding Manes and Atys as descendants of Carius creates a situation where, if eponymous figures are considered, Maeonians could be seen as descendants of Carians.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] (19-20) [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] (61) Torrhebus, a polis of Lydia, from Torrhebus son of Atys. The ethnic is Torrhebioi and the feminine form is Torrhebis.
If Car, Lydus and Mysus are mytho-genealogical brothers, then Zeus Carius must be on a stemma one or more steps higher than Atys, the father of Lydus according to Herodotus.
Lastly, in an often melancholy season of retrospection, commemoration and mourning, it was particularly fitting that William Christie's company, Les Arts Florissants, reperformed its revival of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Atys
at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last March.