Translationg of: THE BELT OF HIPPOLYTE, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS

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Translationg of: THE BELT OF HIPPOLYTE, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS

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On pg. 203 of D'Ooge's book

THE BELT OF HIPPOLYTE, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS
The tribe of the Amazons is said to have been entirely of women. These (women) feared not to engage in battle with men. Hippolyte, the queen of the Amazons, had a very beautiful belt. Eurystheus’ daughter exceedingly desired to own this belt. And so, Eurystheus ordered Hercules to make an attack on the Amazons. He boarded a ship with many troops and in a few days arrived in the lands of the Amazons, and he demanded for the belt. Hippolyte herself indeed desired to hand it over; however, she could not persuade the rest of the Amazons. On the next day, Hercules commenced battle. For many hours, both sides fought as bravely as possible. At last, the women retreated and sought for safety by flight. However, many women were captured, amongst which number was Hippolyte herself. After Hercules received the belt, he gave freedom to all the captives.

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Propertius wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:19 am On pg. 203 of D'Ooge's book

THE BELT OF HIPPOLYTE, QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS
The tribe of the Amazons is said to have been entirely of women. These women did not fear to engage in battle with men. Hippolyte, the queen of the Amazons, had a very beautiful belt. Eurystheus’ daughter eagerly desired to own this belt. Therefore Eurystheus ordered Hercules to make an attack on the Amazons. He boarded a ship with many troops and in a few days arrived in the territory of the Amazons, and he demanded the belt. Hippolyte herself indeed desired to hand it over; however, she could not persuade the rest of the Amazons. On the next day, Hercules commenced battle. For many hours, both sides fought as bravely as possible. At last, the women retreated and sought for safety by flight. However, many women were captured, among which was Hippolyte herself. Hercules, after he received the belt, gave freedom to all the captives.

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