Dosiadas, Altar

LCL 28: 576-577

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  • 1AP 15.26; Bucol. codd. aliquot
  • 5 δ’ suppl. Valckenaer
  • 12 αἴν’ ἰύξας Salmasius: ἀνιύξας M
  • 14 ἐκδυγήρας Salmasius: ἐκδὺς γῆρας M
  • 15 αἰλινεῦντ’ Hecker: ἀεὶ λινεῦντ’ M: ἐλινύοντ’ schol.
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DOSIADAS THE ALTAR

I was made by the husband of a woman who wore male attire, a twice-young mortal,1 not that offspring of Empusa who went to bed in the ashes, nemesis of the Teucrian oxherd and the bitch’s child,2 but the friend of Chryse, when the husband-boiler smashed the bronze-limbed guard made by the fatherless, twice-married god hurled down by his mother.3 When the murderer of Theocritus and burner of the product of three nights saw my structure, he uttered a terrible cry, receiving a poisonous bite from the creature that sheds old age and creeps upon its belly; but as he wailed aloud in that wave-washed place,4 the thievish, twice-lived bedfellow of Pan’s mother came with the offspring of a cannibal and took him to the thrice-sacked daughter of Teucer for the sake of his Ilus-smashing arrowheads.5

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.dosiadas-altar.2015