Epigram 9.345

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.414

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οὐδὲ τοσόνδ᾽ Ἀθάμας ἐπεμήνατο παιδὶ Λεάρχῳ,
ὅσσον ὁ Μηδείης θυμὸς ἐτεκνοφόνα,
ζῆλος ἐπεὶ μανίης μεῖζον κακὸν εἰ δὲ φονεύῃ
μήτηρ, ἐν τίνι νῦν πίστις ἔτ᾽ ἐστὶ τέκνων;

— Paton edition

The fury of Athamas against his son Learchus¹ was
not so great as the wrath that made Medea plot her
children's death. For jealousy is a greater evil than
madness. If a mother kills, in whom are children
to place confidence?

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 Athamas killed his son in a fit of madness.

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