Here in running Atalanta was superior to speeding horses, who was not be given to, nor to be claimed by a man.
But once she had been beaten, she was to be given to the victor.
If he lost, the youth had to undergo sudden death.
While he was competing in the foot race the cunning Megarian hero scattered golden apples over the ground.
Because she moved off her course and tried to pick up the rolling gold,
Not thinking of the consequences, dear youth,
The girl was beaten by a trick.