Translation of: THE DESCENT TO HADES AND THE DOG CERBERUS

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Translation of: THE DESCENT TO HADES AND THE DOG CERBERUS

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On pg. 203 of D'Ooge's book

THE DESCENT TO HADES AND THE DOG CERBERUS
And now, just one of the twelve labors was left, but his was the most difficult (one) amongst all (of them). For he was ordered to drag the dog Cerberus out of Orcus into the daylight. However, no one before had returned from Orcus. Besides, Cerberus was a very horrible monster and it had three heads. After Hercules accepted Eurystheus’ commands, he set out immediately and descended into Orcus. But there, he seized Cerberus with his hands not without the greatest danger and with great labor he dragged him out of Orcus into the daylight and to Eurystheus’ city.
In this way, those famous twelve labors were completed within twelve years. At last, after a long life, Hercules was received by the gods and Jupiter gave his son immortality.

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Propertius wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:50 am On pg. 203 of D'Ooge's book

THE DESCENT TO HADES AND THE DOG CERBERUS
And now, just one of the twelve labors was left, but this was the most difficult among all. For he was ordered to drag the dog Cerberus out of Orcus into the daylight. However, no one before had returned from Orcus. Besides, Cerberus was a very horrible monster and it had three heads. After Hercules accepted Eurystheus’ commands, he set out immediately and descended into Orcus. There to be sure not without the greatest danger he seized Cerberus with his hands and with great labor he dragged him out of Orcus into the daylight and to Eurystheus’ city.
In this way, those famous twelve labors were completed within twelve years. At last, after a long life, Hercules was received by the gods and Jupiter gave immortality to his son.
but is not a good translation for vērō.

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