Epigram 11.106

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ἀρθεὶς ἐξ αὔρης λεπτῆς ἐποτᾶτο δι᾽ αἴθρης
Χαιρήμων, ἀχύρου πολλὸν ἐλαφρότερος:
καὶ τάχ᾽ ἂν ἐρροίζητο δι᾽ αἰθέρος, εἰ μὴ ἀράχνῃ
τοὺς πόδας ἐμπλεχθεὶς ὕπτιος ἐκρέματο.

αὐτοῦ δὴ νύκτας τε καὶ ἤματα πέντε κρεμασθεὶς
ἑκταῖος κατέβη νήματι τῆς ἀράχνης.

— Paton edition

Chaeremon caught by a slight breeze was floating
in the air, much lighter than a straw. He would
soon have been swept away through the air, if he
had not caught his feet in a spider’s web and hung
there on his back. Here he hung for five days and
nights, and on the sixth day came down by a thread
of the web.

— Paton edition

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Epigram 11.91

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