Epigram 9.391

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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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