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HERCULES STRANGLES THE NEMEAN LION 199


LV. HERCULES BECOMES SUBJECT TO EURYSTHEUS^ HE STRANGLES THE NEME'AN LION Itaque Hercules Pythiae tOtam rem demSnstravit nee scelus suum abdidit Ubi iam Hercules finem fecit, Pythia iussit eum ad urbem 'Hryntha'* discedere et ibi regi Eurystheo sese committere. Quae* ubi audivit, Hercules ad illam urbem statim contendit et EurystheO sg in servitutem tradidit et dixit, "Quid primum, O rex, me facere iubes ?" 5

HERCULES LEONEM SUPERAT Eurystheus, qui perterrebatur vi et corpore ingenti Herculis et eum occldl* studebat, ita respondit: "Audi, Hercules 1 Multa mira* narrantur de le5ne saevissimo qui hoc tempore in valle Nemaea omnia vastat lubeO te, virOrum omnium fortissimum, illo monstrO homines libe- rSre." Haec verba Herculi maxime placuerunt. "Properabo," inquit, 10

  • Ea-rys^theus (pronounced U-ris'thus) was king of Ti'ryns^ a Grecian city,

whose foundation goes back to prehistoric times. ^ Tiryntha, the ace. case of Tiryns, a Greek noun. * Quae, obj. of audivit. It is placed first to make a close connection with the preceding sentence. This is called a connecting relative. ^ occldl, pres. pass, infin. * mlra, marvelous tAingSt the adj. being used as a noun. Cf. omnia, in the next line.