Epigram 9.391

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.425

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τὰν ἥβαν ἐς ἄεθλα πάλας ἤσκησε κραταιᾶς
ἅδε Ποσειδῶνος καὶ Διὸς ἁ γενεά.
κεῖται δέ σφιν ἀγὼν οὐ χάλκεος ἀμφὶ λέβητος,
ἀλλ᾽ ὅστις ζωὰν οἴσεται ἢ θάνατον.

Ἀνταίου τὸ πτῶμα: πρέπει δ᾽ Ἡρακλέα νικᾶν
τὸν Διός. Ἀργείων ἁ πάλα, οὐ Λιβύων.

— Paton edition

This son of Poseidon and the son of Zeus trained
their youthful limbs for stubborn wrestling bouts.
The contest is no brazen one for a caldron, but for
which shall gain death or life. Antaeus has got the
fall, and it was fit that Heracles, the son of Zeus,
should win. Wrestling is Argive, not Libyan.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Editon: 1 Antaeus was Libyan.

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Paternité

Les Belles Lettres, t. VIII, p. 283 : "Il est malaisé de savoir si l'unique pièce du livre IX qui lui est attribuées est d'un des deux poètes de la Couronne de Méléagre qui portaient ce nom (voir t. V, p. 178) ou de Diotimos de Milet, de la Couronne de Philippe, ; c'est néanmoins cette dernière hypothèse qui est la plus vraisemblable."

Adramytteno Diotimi tribuit Stadtmüller, Milesio contra Wilamowitz.

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