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Unformatted text preview: he Medes, to opulent Arabia and all of Asia Minor, where in fine tall- towered ciOes by the salt sea, barbarians and Greeks all mix together, I have come first to this city, here among the Greeks, a<er I set everyone in Asia dancing and founded my rites there…’ Return of Hephaestos/Satyr Argentarius GP 25 Ἐθραύσθης ἡδεῖα παρ’ οἰνοπόταισι λάγυνε νηδύος ἐκ πάσης χευαμένη Βρόμιον. τηλόθε γὰρ λίθος εἰς σὲ βαρύστονος οἷα κεραυνός, οὐ ∆ιὸς ἐκ χειρῶν ἀλλὰ ∆ίωνος ἔβη. ἦν δὲ γέλως ἐπὶ σοὶ καὶ σκώμματα πυκνὰ τυπείσῃ καὶ πολὺς ἐξ ἑτάρων γινόμενος θόρυβος. οὐ θρηνῶ σε, λάγυνε, τὸν εὐαστῆρα τεκοῦσαν Βάκχον, ἐπεὶ Σεμέλη καὶ σὺ πεπόνθατ’ ἴσα. You were bashed, sweet flagon, among the wine-bibbers, and you poured Bromios, the draught, from your entire womb. For a stone, groaning deep, like a thunderbolt, from far off came at you, not from Diyaus’ hands but Dion’s. And there was guffawing at you and a shower of jokes when you were hit, and from our companions arose a great din. I do not sing your dirge, flagon, you who gave birth to the Star-screamer Bacchus, since you and Semele have suffere...
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