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Prologue poem, addressed to Tullus See poems 6, 14, and 22. MILANIONsuccessful suitor of Atalanta. ATALANTAskilled hunter who lived in Arcadia, extremely swift of foot. According to the well-known version (not mentioned by P.), Atalanta challenges her suitors to a race; whoever should first defeat her gets to marry her. Milanion wins by dropping some golden apples in the path, which Atalanta cannot resist stopping to pick up. HYLAEUSa centaur who attacked Atalanta. MEDEA'S STREAMSMedea was a sorcerer from Cytaea in Colchis, on the Black Sea. Cynthia was the first. She caught me with her eyes, a fool who had never before been touched by desires. I really hung my head in shame when Love pressed down on it with his feet. He taught me to hate chaste girls! He was cruel when he told me to live without plan. It's already been a whole year that the frenzy hasn't stopped. Even now, the gods are against me. Milanion wasn't afraid of anything, Tullus, when he crushed hard Atalanta's sava