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[392] κρατερὸς κτλ.: cf. “Ἀμφιτρύωνος υἱὸς μένος αἰὲν ἀτειρής λ” 270. — Heracles is called here the son of Amphitryo, but in 396 he is “υἱὸς Διός”. So Helen is daughter of Tyndareüs, 3.140, and again “Διὸς ἐκγεγαυῖα Γ” 199. — This story is borrowed from old songs about Nestor and Heracles. Acc. to one myth, Heracles made war on Neleus (Nestor's father), to whose aid Hera and other gods came; but, aided by Zeus and Athena, Heracles overcame all his foes. cf. “ἀγαθοὶ δὲ καὶ σοφοὶ κατὰ δαίμον᾽ ἄνδρεςι ἐγένοντ̓. ἐπεὶ ἀντίονͅ πῶς ἂν τριόδοντος Ἡρακλέης σκύταλον τίναξε χερσίν, ἁνίκ̓ ἀμφὶ Πύλον σταθεὶς ἤρειδε Ποσειδᾶνͅ ἤρειδέν τέ νιν ἀργυρέῳ τόξῳ πελεμίζωνͅ Φοῖβος, οὐδ̓ Ἀίδας ἀκινήταν ἔχε ῥάβδον, βρότεα σώμαθ̓ κατάγει κοίλαν ἐς ἀγυιὰνͅ θνασκόντων” Pind. Ol. ix. 28 ff.

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