Epigram 11.196

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ῥύγχος ἔχουσα Βιτὼ τριπιθήκινον, οἷον ἰδοῦσαν
τὴν Ἑκάτην αὑτὴν οἴομ᾽ ἀπαγχονίσαι,

εἰμί, λέγει, σώφρων, Λουκίλλιε, καὶ μονοκοιτῶ.
αἰδεῖται, γάρ ἴσως, παρθένος εἰμί, λέγειν.

εἰ δὲ γέ τις μισεῖ με, κακὸν τοιοῦτο γαμήσας,
τῆς αὐτῆς σχοίη τέκνα σαοφροσύνης.

— Paton edition

Bito, with a face three times worse than a monkey’s, enough to make even Hecate hang herself for envy if she saw it, says, "I am chaste, Lucilius, and sleep alone ; ” for perhaps she is ashamed of saying “ I am a virgin.” But may whoever hates me marry such a horror and have children of similar chastity.

— Paton edition

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