non hydra secto corpore firmior
vinci dolentem crevit in Herculem
monstrumve submisere Colchi
maius Echioniaeve Thebae.
"Never did the Hydra with its body hacked
more stoutly rise up against Hercules, who would not accept defeat
and never did the Colchians bring forth from Echion's Thebes
a greater monster."
I'm not sure I have unwound ...