Epigram 12.19

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 571

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οὐ δύναμαί σε θέλων θέσθαι φίλον οὔτε γὰρ αἰτεῖς,
οὔτ᾽ αἰτοῦντι δίδως, οὔθ᾽ ἃ δίδωμι δέχῃ.

— Paton edition

Though I would, I cannot make thee my friend ; for neither dost thou ask, nor give to me when I ask, nor accept what I give.

— Paton edition

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δίδωμι αἰτέω

Les verbes αἰτέω, δίδομι et δέχομαι doient être entendus au sens érotique.

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