Epigram 9.477

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What Thetis would say when Telephus was tripped up by the vine

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τί ἂν εἴποι ἡ Θέτις, τοῦ Τηλέφου σκελισθέντος ὑπὸ τῆς ἀμπέλου
Ἄμπελε, τί πράξωμεν, ὅταν Δαφναῖος Ἀπόλλων
πτόρθον ἐμὸν κλίνῃ δι᾽ Ἀλεξάνδροιο βελέμνων;

— Paton edition

Vine, what shall I do when Daphnaean Apollo lays
low my vine-branch by the arrow of Alexander?

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition notes on Description: Telephus, tripped up by a vine-branch, was overtaken and slain by Achilles. Thetis here foretells the death of Achilles.

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