Seneca the Younger, Phaedra

LCL 62: 418-419

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hippolytus

Ite, umbrosas cingite silvas summaque montis iuga Cecropii! celeri planta lustrate vagi quae saxoso loca Parnetho subiecta iacent, 5quae Thriasiis vallibus amnis rapida currens verberat unda; scandite colles semper canos nive Riphaea. Hac, hac alii qua nemus alta texitur alno, 10qua prata iacent quae rorifera mulcens aura Zephyrus vernas evocat herbas, ubi per graciles levis Ilisos labitur agros piger et steriles 15amne maligno radit harenas. Vos qua Marathon tramite laevo saltus aperit, qua comitatae gregibus parvis

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PHAEDRA

PHAEDRA

hippolytus

(to huntsmen attending him) Go, surround the shady forests and high mountain ridges of Cecrops’ land! Roam widely on swift feet, and range the lands that lie below the crags of Mt. Parnethus and the lands that the river in Thria’s vale buffets as it rushes with its whirling current; climb the hills always white with Riphaean snow. Other men, go here where lofty alders weave a grove, where meadows lie caressed by the Zephyr’s dewy breeze inviting the growth of springtime grasses, and where through thin-soiled fields the slight Ilisos glides sluggishly, and scrapes the barren sands with its grudging stream. You men, go by the left-hand path where Marathon opens its glades, where in the company of their small brood

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.seneca_younger-phaedra.2018