I'm looking for the Greek original for the following from Nonnus, Dionysiaca 42.1f. I'm using it for the epitaph to a play I'm writing.
The passage is:
"She (Aphrodite) turned her round eyes delighted in all directions; only the boars she would not watch in their pleasures, for being a prophet she knew, that in the shape of a wild boar, Ares with jagged tusk and spitting deadly poison was destined toe weave fate for Adonis in jealous madness." - Nonnus, Dionysiaca 42.1f
I don't have access ro a library with Greek texts & I can't find it online. Would anybody know if the Greek text is available online.
Or - & this is a big favour to ask - does anybody have the book & could they write the Greek for me please. Then I could cut & paste.
Also, does anybody know of any other sources that state explicitly that it was Ares/Mars who took the form of the boar to kill Adonis (either in Latin or Greek)?
Also, can anyone think of a believable name which a character could have to convey the idea that he is Mars/Ares or the boar? The best I can come up with is Aprinus, which might be ok as a surname.
Thanks a million.