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ADONIS DEAD

ΕΙΣ ΝΕΚΡΟΝ ΑΔΩΝΙΝ

Ἄδωνιν ἡ Κυθήρη ὡς εἶδε νεκρὸν ἤδη στυγνὰν ἔχοντα χαίταν ὠχράν τε τὰν παρειάν, 5ἄγειν τὸν ὗν πρὸς αὐτάν ἔταξε τὼς Ἔρωτας. οἳ δ᾿ εὐθέως ποτανοί πᾶσαν δραμόντες ὕλαν στυγνὸν τὸν ὗν ἀνεῦρον, 10δῆσαν δὲ καὶ πέδασαν. χὢ μὲν βρόχῳ καθάψας ἔσυρεν αἰχμάλωτον, ὃ δ᾿ ἐξόπισθ᾿ ἐλαύνων ἔτυπτε τοῖσι τόξοις· 15ὁ θὴρ δ᾿ ἔβαινε δειλῶς, φοβεῖτο γὰρ Κυθήρην. τῷ δ᾿ εἶπεν Ἀφροδίτα, “πάντων κάκιστε θηρῶν, σὺ τόνδε μηρὸν ἴψω; 20σύ μου τὸν ἄνδρ᾿ ἔτυψας;” ὁ θὴρ δ᾿ ἔλεξεν ὧδε·

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ADONIS DEAD

ADONIS DEAD

When Cythera1 saw Adonis already dead, his hair disheveled and his cheeks pale, she commanded the Loves to bring the boar to her. They flew off directly, went quickly through the whole forest, found the grim2 boar, and bound him in fetters. One of them put a noose around his neck and dragged him along a prisoner, and another drove him from behind by striking him with his bow. The creature walked on timidly, being afraid of Cythera. And Aphrodite said to him, “Foul beast, did you injure this thigh? Did you strike this man of mine?” The beast replied, “Cythera, I

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.adonis_dead.2015