Ibycus, Fragments

LCL 476: 254-255

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285 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner

Ibycus in book 5 of his Songs says of the Molionids

and I1 killed those white-horsed2 youths, the children of Molione,3 like-aged, equal-headed, single-bodied, both born in a silver egg.

286 Athenaeus, Scholars at Dinner1

And the man of Rhegium, Ibycus, shouts and screams,

In the spring flourish Cydonian quince-trees, watered from flowing rivers where stands the inviolate garden of the Maidens, and vine-blossoms growing under the shady vine-branches; but for me love rests at no season: like the Thracian north wind blazing with lightning rushing from the Cyprian2 with parching fits of madness, dark and shameless, it powerfully shakes3 my heart from the roots.

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.ibycus-fragments.1991