Epigram 9.518

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Μακύνου τείχη, Ζεῦ Ὀλύμπιε: πάντα Φιλίππῳ
ἀμβατά: χαλκείας κλεῖε πύλας μακάρων.
χθὼν μὲν δὴ καὶ πόντος ὑπὸ σκήπτροισι Φιλίππου
δέδμηται: λοιπὰ δ᾽ ἁ πρὸς Ὄλυμπον ὁδός.

— Paton edition

Heighten thy walls, Olympian Zeus ; all is ac-
cessible to Philip : shut the brazen gates of the gods.
Earth and sea lie vanquished under Philip's sceptre :
there remains the road to Olympus.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 The epigram is of course ironical. Alcaeus, as the next epigram shows, was the bitter enemy of King Philip V.

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