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The story of Heracles being swallowed by the sea-monster appears in the Alexandra or Cassandra attributed to Lycophron: αἰαῖ, τάλαινα θηλαμών, κεκαυμένη [31] καὶ πρόσθε μὲν πεύκαισιν οὐλαμηφόροις τριεσπέρου λέοντος, ὅν ποτε γνάθοις Τρίτωνος ἠμάλαψε κάρχαρος κύων: ἔμπνους δὲ δαιτρὸς ἡπάτων φλοιδούμενος [35] τινθῷ λέβητος ἀφλόγοις ἐπ᾽ ἐσχάραις σμήριγγας ...


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