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60ταὶ Πεληάδες γὰρ ἇμιν Ὀρθρίαι φᾶρος φεροίσαις νύκτα δι᾿ ἀμβροσίαν ἅτε σήριον ἄστρον ἀυηρομέναι μάχονται.

οὔτε γάρ τι πορφύρας 65τόσσος κόρος ὥστ᾿ ἀμύναι, οὔτε ποικίλος δράκων παγχρύσιος, οὐδὲ μίτρα Λυδία, νεανίδων ἰανογ [λ] εφάρων ἄγαλμα, 70οὐδὲ ταὶ Ναννῶς κόμαι, ἀλλ᾿ οὐ[δ᾿] Ἀρέτα σιειδής, οὐδὲ Σύλακίς τε καὶ Κλεησισήρα, οὐδ᾿ ἐς Αἰνησιμβρ[ό]τας ἐνθοῖσα φασεῖς· Ἀσταφίς [τ]έ μοι γένοιτο 75καὶ ποτιγλέποι Φίλυλλα Δαμαρ[έ]τα τ᾿ ἐρατά τε ϝιανθεμίς· ἀλλ᾿ Ἁγησιχόρα με τηρεῖ.

οὐ γὰρ ἁ κ[α]λλίσφυρος Ἁγησιχ[ό]ρ[α] πάρ᾿ αὐτεῖ, 80Ἀγιδοῖ [δ᾿ ἴκτ]αρ μένει θωστήρ[ιά τ᾿] ἅμ᾿ ἐπαινεῖ; ἀλλὰ τᾶν [εὐχάς], σιοί, δέξασθε· [σι]ῶν γὰρ ἄνα καὶ τέλος· [χο]ροστάτις, 85ϝείποιμί κ᾿, [ἐ]γὼν μὲν αὐτὰ

60 πελειάδες pap. 62 σιριον, σειριον suprascr. ut videtur 63 αυειρ- pap. 76 ιανθ- pap. 77 τείρει pap.(?), schol. B 80 fortasse [δὲ π]αρμένει 82 suppl. Blass 85 ειποιμι pap.
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Alcman

to Orthria,18 rise through the ambrosial night like the star Sirius and fight against us.

For abundance of purple is not sufficient for protection, nor intricate snake of solid gold, no, nor Lydian headband, pride of dark-eyed girls, nor the hair of Nanno, nor again godlike Areta nor Thylacis and Cleësithera; nor will you19 go to Aenesimbrota’s20 and say, ‘If only Astaphis were mine, if only Philylla were to look my way and Damareta and lovely Ianthemis’; no, Hagesichora guards me.21 For is not fair-ankled Hagesichora present here? Does she not remain (near) Agido and commend our festival? Come, you gods, accept their (prayers): to the gods belong fulfilment and accomplishment. Choirleader,—if I may speak—I am myself only a girl

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.alcman-testimonia.1988