Epigram 9.417

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θηρευτὴν Λάμπωνα Μίδου κύνα δίψα κατέκτα,
καίπερ ὑπὲρ ψυχῆς πολλὰ πονησάμενον.
ποσσὶ γὰρ ὤρυσσεν νοτερὸν πέδον, ἀλλὰ τὸ νωθὲς
πίδακος ἐκ τυφλῆς οὐκ ἐτάχυνεν ὕδωρ:

πῖπτε δ᾽ ἀπαυδήσας: ἡ δ᾽ ἔβλυσεν. ἦ ἄρα, Νύμφαι,
Λάμπωνι κταμένων μῆνιν ἔθεσθ᾽ ἐλάφων.

— Paton edition

Lampo, Midas' hound, died of thirst, though he
toiled hard for his life. For with his paws he dug
into the damp earth, but the lazy water would not
hasten to gush from the hidden source. He fell
exhausted, and then the spring burst forth. Is it,
Nymphs, that ye were wrath with Lampo for all the
deer he had killed?

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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