Herakles Wrestles Zeus: Scholion to Lycophron’s Alexandra, 41

“When Heracles was finishing the Olympian contest, he summoned any willing participant to wrestle. Since no one dared take up the challenge, Zeus entered disguised as a man, and after a long time – the two opponents being equally matched – he revealed himself to his son.”

῾Ηρακλῆς ἐν ᾿Ολυμπίᾳ τὸν ἀγῶνα ἐπιτελῶν προεκαλέσατο εἰς πάλην τὸν βουλόμενον, οὐδενὸς δὲ τολμῶντος ὁ Ζεὺς ἀνδρὶ ἀπεικασθεὶς ἦλθε καὶ μέχρι πολλοῦ τῆς πάλης ἴσης γενομένης ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτὸν τῷ παιδί

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