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Because Zeus ... Cyllene
The child is no thief. Chorus
If he does bad things, then he is bad. Cyllene
I don't like to hear bad things about Zeus's son. Chorus
But if it's the truth, then I have to say it. Cyllene
Don't say ... Here follow about 8 lines of which we have only the initial letters. Cyllene
Where are the cattle pastured? Chorus
Most of them now ... Cyllene
Who has them, wretch? Who ... Chorus
The boy has closed them up inside. Cyllene
Stop saying bad things about Zeus's son! Chorus
I would stop, if someone would bring out the cattle. Cyllene
You're choking me, you and those cows of yours. Chorus
... left ... drive them out ... One whole column of the papyrus is missing, perhaps more. Chorus
Hey! Oh! ... what she said ... he didn't ... Silenus
Silenus has come back, and Cyllene has presumably left.
Hey! ... Chorus
Oh Loxias, ... of the cows ... Apollo
Apollo probably enters in response to the chorus's calls.
... cows ... reward ... free ... The fragment ends here. From the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, we can assume that Apollo and Hermes have a scene together, ending with the restoration of the cattle to their rightful owner. Hermes also gives Apollo the lyre, which is his instrument forever after.
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