Murinēs

castle

αὐτὰρ ἔπειτα
κλίτεα Παλλήναια Καναστραίην ὑπὲρ ἄκρην,
ἤνυσαν ἐννύχιοι πνοιῇ ἀνέμοιο θέοντες.
ἦρι δὲ νισσομένοισιν Ἄθω ἀνέτελλε κολώνη
Θρηικίη, ἣ τόσσον ἀπόπροθι Λῆμνον ἐοῦσαν,
ὅσσον ἐς ἔνδιόν κεν ἐύστολος ὁλκὰς ἀνύσσαι,
ἀκροτάτῃ κορυφῇ σκιάει καὶ ἐσάχρι Μυρίνης.
τοῖσιν δ᾽ αὐτῆμαρ μὲν ἄεν καὶ ἐπι κνέφας οὖρος
πάγχυ μάλ᾽ ἀκραής, τετάνυστο δὲ λαίφεα νηός.
αὐτὰρ ἅμ᾽ ἠελίοιο βολαῖς ἀνέμοιο λιπόντος
εἰρεσίῃ κραναὴν Σιντηίδα Λῆμνον ἵκοντο.
(Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica 1.598-608)

But then, running all night with the blowing wind, they passed the cliffs of Pallene beyond the headland of Canastra. At dawn, as they fared on, the Thracian mountain of Athos rose before them, which with its highest peak casts a shadow over Lemnos even as far as Myrine, although the island lies as far away as a well-equipped merchant ship could travel from dawn to midday. That whole day until dark a very strong wind was blowing for them, and the ship’s sails were stretched taut. But when the wind died as the sun’s rays disappeared, it was by oar that they reached rocky Lemnos, the Sintian island. (tr. William H. Race)

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