Bacchylides, Dithyrambs

LCL 461: 208-209

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desunt vv. viii

23μεσσονύ]τιος κέαρ

desunt vv. xiii

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Bacchylides

Dithyrambs

15 The Sons of Antenor or The Request for the Return of Helen

Godlike Antenor’s . . . wife, the priestess of Athena, 1 . . . (of) battle-rousing Pallas . . . golden . . . to (the two envoys) of the Greeks, Odysseus, (son of Laertes,) and king Menelaus, son of Atreus . . . slim-waisted Theano . . . addressed them: ‘. . . well-built (city of Troy) . . . having obtained . . . with the help of the gods . . .’

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. . . midnight. . . the heart. . .

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. . . (the sons of Antenor) 2 brought (the envoys into the agora), while their father, the wise-counselling

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.bacchylides-dithyrambs.1992