Epigram 6.115

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 162
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 163

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τὸν πάρος Ὀρβηλοῖο μεμυκότα δειράσι ταῦρον,
τὸν πρὶν ἐρημωτὰν θῆρα Μακηδονίας,
Δαρδανέων ὀλετήρ, ὁ κεραύνιος εἷλε Φίλιππος,
πλήξας αἰγανέᾳ βρέγμα κυναγέτιδι:

καὶ τάδε σοὶ βριαρᾶς, Ἡράκλεες, οὐ δίχα βύρσας
θῆκεν, ἀμαιμακέτου κρατὸς ἔρεισμα, κέρα.
σᾶς τοι ὅδ᾽ ἐκ ῥίζας ἀναδέδρομεν οὒ οἱ ἀεικὲς
πατρῴου ζαλοῦν ἔργα βοοκτασίας.

— Paton edition

The bull that bellowed erst on the heights of
Orbelus, the brute that laid Macedonia waste, Philip, the wielder of the thunder-bolt, the destroyer of the Dardanians, hath slain, piercing its forehead with his hunting-spear; and to thee, Heracles, he hath dedicated with its strong hide these horns, the defence of its monstrous head. From thy race he sprung, and it well becomes him to emulate his ancestor's prowess in slaying cattle.

— Paton edition

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