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Note: This text is problematic. Earlier versions of this text state Damo & Methymna's companion is a man, Euphron, and change the text to make him a devotee of *Dionysus,* not Hera. Modern texts use feminine endings and change the name to the feminine form Euphro. We cannot know definitively if Euphron, a man, was allowed to participate in the rites of Hera, or the nature of the relationship between these three people but we do know that this event was considered important enough to preserve in literature.
Damo et Mathymna
illum in triennalibus *Herae* ludis
sacro-furore-concitum ubi-accepere mortuum
se-abdicarunt, et ex zonis lato-plexu
pressuros suspenderunt laqueos.
Δαμὼ καὶ Μάθυμνα
τὸν ἐν τριετηρίσιν Ἥρας
Εὔφρονα λυσσατὰν ὡς
τανυπλέκτων δ᾽ ἀπὸ μιτρᾶν
Greek Anthology VII.473; Translated into Latin by Hugo Grottius
When Damo & Mathymna learned that Euphro[n], the
passionate follower of Hera, had died,
They turned their girdles into nooses
And took their own lives.
Greek Anthology; Anthologia Graeca;
The Greek Anthology is a modern
collection of Greek lyric poetry compiled from various sources over the
course of Greco-Roman literature. The current collection was created from two
major sources, one from the 10th century CE and one from the 14th
century CE. The anthology contains authors spanning the entirety of Greek
literature, from archaic poets to Byzantine Christian poets.