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BOOK III THE CYZICENE EPIGRAMS

In the temple at Cyzicus of Apollonis, the mother of Attains

and Eumenes, inscribed on the tablets of the columns, which

contained scenes in relief, ag follows :—

1.—On Dionysus conducting his mother Semele to Heaven, preceded by Hermes, Satyrs, and Sileni escort­ing them with Torches.

the fair-haired daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, slain in childbirth by the bolt of Zeus, is being led up from Acheron by her son Dionysus, the thyrsus-lover, who avengeth the godless insolence of Pentheus.

2.-—Telephus recognised by his Mother.

leaving the valleys of Arcadia because of my mother Auge, I Telephus, myself the dear son of Heracles, set foot on this Teuthranian land, that I might bring her back to Arcadia.

3.—Phoenix blinded by his father Amyntor, whom his own wife Alcimede attempts to restrain.

alcimede is holding back her husband Amyntor from then- son Phoenix, wishing to appease his

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