Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
The Argonautics, tr. into Engl. verse with notes by W. Preston - Seite 231
von Apollonius (of Rhodes) - 1803