Epigram 9.557

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ὁ σταδιεὺς Ἀρίης ὁ Μενεκλέος οὐ κατελέγχει
Περσέα, σὸν κτίστην, Ταρσὲ Κίλισσα πόλι.
τοῖοι γὰρ παιδὸς πτηνοὶ πόδες: οὐδ᾽ ἂν ἐκείνῳ
οὐδ᾽ αὐτὸς Περσεὺς νῶτον ἔδειξε θέων.

ἢ γὰρ ἐφ᾽ ὑσπλήγων ἢ τέρματος εἶδέ τις ἄκρου
ἠΐθεον, μέσσῳ δ᾽ οὒ ποτ᾽ ἐνὶ σταδίῳ.

— Paton edition

Tarsus, Cilician city, the runner Aries, son of Mene-
cles, does not disgrace even Perseus, thy founder.
Such are the boy's winged feet that not even Perseus
would have shown him his back in the race. The
youth is seen only at the start and the finish, never
in the middle of the course.

— Paton edition

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Peuples, lieux
Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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