Epigram 11.212

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τεκνίον εὔμορφον, Διόδωρε, γράφειν ς1᾽ ἐκέλευσα:
ἀλλὰ σύ μοι προφέρεις τεκνίον ἀλλότριον,
τὴν προτομὴν αὐτῷ περιθεὶς κυνός: ὥστε με κλάειν
πῶς μοι Ζωπυρίων ἐξ Ἑκάβης γέγονεν.

καὶ πέρας ἓξ δραχμῶν Ἐρασίστρατος ὁ κρεοπώλης
ἐκ τῶν Ἰσείων υἱὸν Ἄνουβιν ἔχω.

— Paton edition

I ordered you, Diodorus, to paint a pretty child, but you produce a child strange to me, putting a dog’s head on his shoulders, so that I weep to think how my Zopyrion was born to me by Hecuba. And finally I, Erasistratus the butcher, have got for six drachmae a son Anubis from the shrines of Isis.

— Paton edition

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