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For of noble deeds the praises are the honor of the useless. MESODE A First he cleared the grove of Zeus, 360 and slew the lion in its lair; the tawny disguise hid his again, oval of these dreadful jaws cowled his golden hair. ANTISTROPHE A subsequent the Centaurs: slaughtered them, 365 that mountain-ranging savage race, laid them low with murderous shafts, with winged arrows slew all of them. Too good the land had recognized them: Peneus’ attractive rapids, sizeable plains, unharvested, 370 homesteads less than Pelion, and the areas close to Homole, whence their cavalry rode forth with pine-tree guns, and governed all Thessaly. EPODE A 375 And subsequent he slew the noticed deer whose head grew with golden antlers, that robber-beast, that ravager, whose cover now gilds Oenoë’s shrine, for Artemis the huntress. STROPHE B 380 Then fixed to his vehicle and mastered with the bit Diomedes’ mares, that knew no bridle, stabled in blood, grasping jaws champing flesh, 385 foul mares that ate up males! And thence crossed over swirling silver, Hebrus’ waters, on and on, appearing labors for Mycenae’s king. MESODE B And there by means of Pelion’s headland, 390 close to the waters of Anaurus, his shafts introduced Cycnus down, that stranger-slaying monster, crude dweller in Amphanae. ANTISTROPHE B Thence one of the making a song maidens, 395 western halls’ Hesperides, plucked by way of hand one of the leaves the golden fruit, and slew the orchard’s dragon safeguard whose tail of amber coiled the trunk 400 untouchably. He handed past the ocean and set calm crusing within the lives of guys whose dwelling is the oar. EPODE B less than bellied heaven subsequent, he placed his fingers as props: 405 there within the halls of Atlas, his manly energy held up heaven’s starry halls. STROPHE C He handed the swelling sea of black, and fought the Amazonian strength 410 foregathered at Maeotis the place the various rivers meet. What city of Hellas overlooked him as he mustered neighbors to struggle, to win the warrior women’s gold-encrusted gowns, in quest 415 for a girdle’s lethal quarry? And Hellas received the prize, spoils of a well-known barbarian queen, which now Mycenae retains. MESODE C 420 He seared every one lethal Hydra-head of Lerna’s thousand-headed hound; in her venom dipped the shaft that introduced three-bodied Geryon down, herdsman of Erytheia. ANTISTROPHE C and plenty of races extra he ran, 425 and received in all of the victor’s crown, whose harbor now could be Hades’ tears, the ultimate hard work of all of them; there his lifestyles is disembarked in grief. He comes not more. 430 His acquaintances have left his condo, and Charon’s ferry waits to take his children’s lives at the godless, lawless journey of no go back. on your palms your place nonetheless turns, 435 yet you're long gone! EPODE C may perhaps i've got my formative years once again, may possibly I shake my spear once again beside the comrades of my early life, my braveness now may champion 440 your sons. yet early life comes again not more that blessed me as soon as. (Enter Megara, the youngsters, and Amphitryon from the palace, wearing the clothes of the lifeless.