Epigram 9.474

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What Idothea would say on seeing Helen in Pharos

Codex Palatinus 23, p.439

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τί ἂν εἴποι Εἰδοθέα ἰδοῦσα τὴν Ἑλένην ἐν Φάρῳ
οἰκτείρω σὸν κάλλος, ἐπεὶ Διός ἐσσι γενέθλη.
εἰσορόω γὰρ ἄγαλμα διοτρεφές: ἀτρεκέως δὲ

Τρωσί τε καὶ Δαναοῖσι μάχη δεκέτηρος ἐτύχθης.

ποῦ Διὸς αἰγιόχοιο, τεοῦ γενετῆρος, ἀρωγαί;
ἔμπης δ᾽ ἔρχεο θᾶσσον, ἀπήμονα νόστον ἑλοῦσα
Εἰδοθέης ἰότητι, κακῆς ἐπὶ νῶτα θαλάσσης.

— Paton edition

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Deities (eng)
Peoples, places (eng)
Mythical characters, minor deities (eng)

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Paton Edition notes on Description: According to the story followed by Euripides in his Helena, the real Helen was in Egypt during the Trojan war.

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