Assyrios complexa sinus stat opima
nympha prius blandosque Iovis quae luserat ignes
caelicolis immota procis: deceptus amatae
fraude deae nec solus Halys nec solus Apollo.
---Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica V.109--112
Presiding over Assyrian bays was victorious Sinope,
A nymph who outfoxed Jupiter’s seductive charms.
She was unimpressed by her immortal suitors;
Apollo was not alone in being outwitted by the goddess he wooed,
Nor was the river god Halys, either.
Name: Gaius Valerius Flaccus
Date: 1st c. CE
Gaius Valerius Flaccus was a Latin poet who flourished during the Flavian dynasty. Only portions of his epic poem, the Argonautica, have survived.