Philostratus the Younger, Imagines 1. Achilles on Scyros, [Pyrrhus on Scyros]

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Philostratus the Younger


392 Κ.(1) Ἡ κομῶσα τῇ σχοίνῳ ἡρωίνη—ὁρᾷς γάρ που τὴν ὑπὸ τῷ ὄρει στιφρὰν τὸ εἶδος καὶ ἐσταλμένην κυανῷ—Σκῦρος, ὦ παῖ, νῆσος, ἣν ὁ θεῖος Σοφοκλῆς ἀνεμώδεα καλεῖ. ἔστι δ᾿ αὐτῇ 5καὶ πτόρθος ἐλάας ἐν ταῖν χεροῖν καὶ ἀμπέλου κλῆμα. ὁ δ᾿ ὑπὸ τοῖς πρόποσι τοῦ ὄρους πύργος,


Achilles on Scyros

1. Achilles on Scyros4

The heroine crowned with reeds—for doubtless you see the female figure at the foot of the mountain, sturdy of form and dressed in blue—is the island of Scyros, my boy, which the divine Sophocles calls “wind-swept.”5 She has a branch of olive in her hands and a spray of vine. And the tower in the foot-hills of the mountain—that is the place where the

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.philostratus_younger-imagines_1_achilles_scyros_pyrrhus_scyros.1931