Epigram 9.385

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ἄλφα λιτὰς Χρύσου, λοιμὸν στρατοῦ, ἔχθος ἀνάκτων,
βῆτα δ᾽ ὄνειρον ἔχει, ἀγορήν, καὶ νῆας ἀριθμεῖ.
γάμμα δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἀμφ᾽ Ἑλένης οἴοις μόθος ἐστὶν ἀκοίταις.
Δέλτα θεῶν ἀγορή, ὅρκων χύσις, ἄρεος ἀρχή.

εἶ, βάλλει Κυθέρειαν Ἄρηά τε Τυδέος υἱός:
ζῆτα δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ Ἀνδρομάχης καὶ Ἕκτορός ἐστ᾽ ὀαριστύς.
ἦτα δ᾽, Αἴας πολέμιζε μόνῳ μόνος Ἕκτορι δίῳ.
θῆτα, θεῶν ἀγορή, Τρώων κράτος, Ἕκτορος εὖχος.
ἐξεσίη δ᾽ Ἀχιλῆος ἀπειθέος ἐστὶν Ἰῶτα:

κάππα δ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἀμφοτέρων σκοπιαζέμεν ἢλυθον ἄνδρες.
λάμβδα δ᾽, ἀριστῆας Δαναῶν βάλον Ἕκτορος ἄνδρες.
Μῦ Τρώων παλάμῃσι κατήριπε τεῖχος Ἀχαιῶν.
νῦ δέ, Ποσειδάων Δαναοῖς κράτος ὤπασε λάθρῃ.
Ξῖ, Κρονίδην λεχέεσσι σὺν ὕπνῳ τ᾽ ἤπαφεν Ἥρη.

οὖ, Κρονίδης κεχόλωτο Ποσειδάωνι καὶ Ἥρῃ.
πῖ, Πάτροκλον ἔπεφνεν ἀρήιον Ἕκτορος αἰχμή.
ῥῶ, Δαναοὶ Τρῶές τε νέκυν πέρι χεῖρας ἔμισγον.
σῖγμα, Θέτις Ἀχιλῆι παρ᾽ Ἡφαίστου φέρεν ὅπλα:
ταῦ δ᾽, ἀπέληγε χόλοιο, καὶ ἔκθορε δῖος Ἀχιλλεύς.

ὗ, μακάρων ἔρις ὦρτο, φέρει δ᾽ ἐπὶ κάρτος Ἀχαιοῖς.
φῖ, κρατερῶς κατὰ χεύματ᾽ ἐδάμνατο Τρῶας Ἀχιλλεύς.
Χῖ δ᾽ ἄρα, τρὶς περὶ τεῖχος ἄγων κτάνεν Ἕκτορ᾽ Ἀχιλλεύς:
Ψῖ, Δαναοῖσιν ἀγῶνα διδοὺς ἐτέλεσσεν Ἀχιλλεύς.
ὦ, Πριάμῳ νέκυν υἷα λαβὼν γέρα δῶκεν Ἀχιλλεύς.

— Paton edition

Alpha contains the prayers of Chryses, the plague
in the army and the quarrel of the kings. Beta has
the dream and the Council, and numbers the ships.
Gamma is the single combat for Helen between her
husbands. Delta the Council of the gods, the break-
ing of the oaths, and beginning of the fight. In
Epsilon the son of Tydeus wounds Cytherea and
Ares. Zeta is the converse between Hector and
Andromache. In Eta Ajax fights in single combat
with divine Hector. Theta is the Council of the gods,
the Trojans' victory, and Hector's boast. Iota is the
embassy to stubborn Achilles. In Kappa men go out
from both sides to reconnoitre. In Lambda Hector's
men wound the chiefs of the Greeks. In My the
Achaeans' wall falls by the hands of the Trojans. In
Ny Poseidon secretly gives victory to the Greeks.
In Xi Hera befools Zeus by love and sleep. In Omi-
cron Zeus is enraged with Poseidon and Hera. In Pi
the spear of Hector slays warlike Patroclus. In Ro
the Greeks and Trojans are engaged round the corpse.
In Sigma Thetis brings arms to Achilles from He-
phaestus. In Tau divine Achilles leaves off his wrath
and dashes forth. In Ypsilon there is strife among
the gods, but it brings victory to the Greeks. In
Phi Achilles subdues the Trojans at the river by his
might. In Chi Achilles slays Hector after chasing
him thrice round the Avail. In Psi Achilles celebrates
the games he gives the Greeks. In Omega Achilles
accepts presents and gives up to Priam his son's
body.

— Paton edition

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