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ΧΡΙΣΤΟΔΩΡΟΥ ΠΟΙΗΤΟΥ Θηβαίου Κοπτίτου

ΕΚΦΡΑΣΙΣ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΑΛΜΑΤΩΝ τῶν εἰς τὸ δημόσιον γυμνάσιον τοῦ ἐπικαλουμένου ΖΕΥΞΠΠΟΥ

Tit. supra P ἔκφρασις Χριστοδώρου ποιητοῦ Θηβαίου Κοπίτου τῶν ἀγαλμάτων τῶν εἰς τὸ δημόσιον γυμνάσιον τὸ ἐπικαλούμενον τοῦ Ζευξίππου Pl

Εἰς τὸ ἄγαλμα τοῦ Δηϊφόβου

Δηΐφοβος μὲν πρῶτος ἐϋγλύπτῳ ἐπὶ βωμῷ ἵστατο, τολμήεις, κεκορυθμένος, ὄβριμος ἥρως, τοῖος ἐὼν οἷός περ ἐπορνυμένῳ Μενελάῳ περθομένων ἤντησεν ἑῶν προπάροιθε μελάθρων. 5ἵστατο δὲ προβιβῶντι πανείκελος· εὖ δ᾽ ἐπὶ κόσμῳ δόχμιος ἦν, μανίῃ δὲ κεκυφότα νῶτα συνέλκων δριμὺ μένος ξυνάγειρεν· ἕλισσε δὲ φέγγος ὀπωπῆς, οἷά τε δυσμενέων μερόπων πεφυλαγμένος ὁρμήν.

Lemma supra P οὗτος ὁ Δηΐφοβος υἱὸς Πριάμου, ἀδελφὸς Ἕκτορος καὶ Ἀλεξάνδρου add. l εἰς Δηΐφοβον Pl
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DESCRIPTIONS OF STATUES

CHRISTODORUS the poet of Theban Coptus

DESCRIPTION OF THE STATUES in the public gymnasium called ZEUXIPPUS

On the statue of Deïphobus

1First stood Deïphobus on a well-carved pedestal, daring, helmeted, a mighty hero, just as he was when he met the onslaught of Menelaus before his own house that they were pillaging.1 He stood even as one who was advancing, sideways, in right fighting attitude. Crouching in fury with bent back, he was collecting his fierce strength, while he turned his eyes this way and that as if on guard against an

  • 1 Deïphobus, married to Helen after the death of Paris, was killed by Menelaus.
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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_anthology_2.2014