ἔστιν μοι Μάγνης ἐννεάμυκλος ὄνος651
μέσσαβα βοῦς ὑποδύς652
τὴν μὲν ὅ γ᾿ ἐσπέρμηνεν Ἐρινύι Τιλφωσαίῃ655
καὶ τριτάτη Περσῆος ἐπώνυμος, ἧς ὀρόδαμνον Αἰγύπτῳ κατέπηξεν658
ἐν δὲ θεοῖσιν ἐπὶ φλογὶ καιέμεν ὄμπας669
ὃς < > Ἰταλὴν ἐφράσαθ᾿ ἁρμονίην
lacunam indic. Pf. ὅς τ᾿ Böckh: ὡς Diehl.
I have a strong (?) ass from Magnesia.a651
. . . the ox having shouldered the yoke.652
. . . he begat her by the Tilphosian Erinys.a655
. . . and a third called after Perseus,a from which he planted a cutting in Egypt.658
. . . and to burn on the flame cakes made of meal and honey for the gods.669
. . . who . . . invented the Italian scale.a
- aDespoina was born to Posidon by Demeter Erinys, worshipped in Arcadia as the water-nymph Tilphousa. Accord-
- aProbably Magnesia in Thessaly. The word ἐννεάμυκλος also means “nine-years old.”
- aing to another version of the myth Tilphousa was a fountain in Boeotia and not in Arcadia.
- aA tree called “Mimusops” in botany, planted by Perseus in Memphis according to the myth.
- aThe Western Locrian Xenocritus is said to have invented the Italian musical scale.
- aCaucasus mountains, according to an ancient tradition a colony of the Egyptians.