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Lycophron, Alexandra, 387-398


τὸν δʼ οἷα δύπτην κηρύλον διὰ στενοῦAnd one, like a diving kingfisher, the wave shall carry through the narrow strait, a naked glutton-fish swept between the double reefs. And on the Gyrae rocks drying his feathers dripping from the sea, he shall drain a second draught of the brine, hurled from the banks by the three-taloned spear, wherewith this dread punisher, that once was a thrall, shall smite him and compel him to run his race among the whales, blustering, like a cuckoo, his wild words of abuse. And his chilly dolphin's dead body cast upon the shore the rays of Seirius shall wither. And, rotten mummy-fish, among moss and seaweed Nesaia's sister shall hide him for pity, she that was the helper of the most mighty Quoit, the Lord of Cynaetha. And his tomb beside the (Ortygia) Quail that was turned to stone shall trembling watch the surge of the Aegean sea. And bitter in Hades he shall abuse with evil taunts the goddess of Castnion and Melina, who shall entrap him in the unescapable meshes of desire, in a love that is no love but springing for him the bitter death-drawing snare of the Erinyes.
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ajax (locrian), death of Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
alexandra, guard, character of Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
alexandra, monodrama Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
alexandra Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
alexandra (lycophron), choral Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
alexandra (lycophron) Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
animal imagery Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
birds and birdsong Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
characters, tragic/mythical, ajax, locrian Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
characters, tragic/mythical, cassandra (alexandra) Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
characters, tragic/mythical, priam Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107
choral voices in alexandra Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
musical imagery in alexandra Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
prophecies of cassandra, death of ajax Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
prophecies of cassandra, greek misfortunes Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
prophecies of cassandra, rape by ajax' Pillinger, Cassandra and the Poetics of Prophecy in Greek and Latin Literature (2019) 131
sparta Liapis and Petrides, Greek Tragedy After the Fifth Century: A Survey from ca (2019) 107