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13.—Ὁ δὲ ΙΓ Ἡρακλέα ἄγοντα τὴν μητέρα αὐτοῦ Ἀλκμήνην εἰς τὸ Ἠλύσιον πεδίον, συνοικίζοντα αὐτὴν Ῥαδαμάνθυϊ, αὐτὸν δὲ εἰς θεοὺς δῆθεν ἐγκρινόμενον.

Ἀλκίδας ὁ θρασὺς Ῥαδαμάνθυϊ ματέρα τάνδε, Ἀλκμήναν, ὅσιον πρὸς λέχος ἐξέδοτο.

14.—Ἐν δὲ τῷ ΙΔ Τιτυὸς ὑπὸ Ἀπόλλωνος καὶ Ἀρτέμιδος τοξευόμενος, ἐπειδὴ τὴν μητέρα αὐτῶν Λητὼ ἐτόλμησεν ὑβρίσαι.

Μάργε καὶ ἀφροσύνῃ μεμεθυσμένε, τίπτε βιαίως εἰς εὐνὰς ἐτράπης τᾶς Διὸς εὐνέτιδος; ὅς σε δὴ αἵματι φύρσε κατάξια, θηρσὶ δὲ βορρὰν καὶ πτανοῖς ἐπὶ γᾷ εἴασε νῦν ὁσίως.

15.—Ἐν δὲ τῷ ΙΕ Βελλεροφόντης ὑπὸ τοῦ παιδὸς Γλαύκου σωζόμενος, ἡνίκα κατενεχθεὶς ἀπὸ τοῦ Πηγάσου εἰς τὸ Ἀλήϊον πεδίον, ἔμελλεν ὑπὸ Μεγαπένθους τοῦ Προίτου φονεύεσθαι.

Οὐκέτι Προιτιάδου φόνον ἔσχεθε Βελλεροφόντης, οὐδ᾿ ἐκ τοῦ πατρὸς1 †τειρομένου θάνατον. Γλαῦκ᾿ ἄκραντα †γένους1 <δόλον> Ἰοβάτου δ᾿ ὑπαλύξει, οὕτως γὰρ Μοιρῶν . . ἐπέκλωσε λίνα. καὶ σὺ πατρὸς φόνον αὐτὸς ἀπήλασας ἐγγύθεν 5ἐλθών, καὶ μύθων ἐσθλῶν μάρτυς ἐπεφράσαο.

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13.—Heracles leading his mother Alcmene to the Elysian Plains to wed her to Rhadamanthys, and his own reception into the number of the gods.

Bold Heracles gave this his mother Alcmene in holy wedlock to Rhadamanthys.

14.—Tityus shot down by Apollo and Artemis for daring to assault their mother Leto.

Lustful and drunk with folly, why didst thou try to force the bride of Zeus, who now, as thou deservedst, bathed thee in blood and left thee righteously on the ground, food for beasts and birds.

15.—Bellerophon saved by his son Glaucus, when having fallen from the back of Pegasus into the Aleian plain he was about to be killed by Megapenthes, the son of Proetus.

No longer could Bellerophon stay the murderous hand of this son of Proetus, nor the death designed for him by his father. Glaucus, in vain thou fearest for him (?); he shall escape the plot of Iobates, for thus the Destinies decreed. Thyself, too, then didst shield thy father from death, standing near him, and wast an observant witness to the truth of the glorious story.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.greek_anthology_3.1916