Epigram 12.22

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ἦλθέν μοι μέγα πῆμα, μέγας πόλεμος, μέγα μοι πῦρ,
Ἤλισσος πλήρης τῶν ἐς ἔρωτ᾽ ἐτέων,
αὐτὰ τὰ καίρι᾽ ἔχων ἑκκαίδεκα, καὶ μετὰ τούτων
πάσας καὶ μικρὰς καὶ μεγάλας χάριτας,
καὶ πρὸς ἀναγνῶναι φωνὴν μέλι, καὶ τὸ φιλῆσαι
χείλεα, καὶ τὸ λαβεῖν ἔνδον, ἀμεμπτότατον.
καὶ τί πάθω; φησὶν γὰρ ὁρᾶν μόνον ἦ ῥ᾽ ἀγρυπνήσω
πολλάκι, τῇ κενεῇ Κύπριδι χειρομαχῶν.

— Paton edition

There has come to me a great woe, a great war, a great fire. Elissus, full of the years ripe for love, just at that fatal age of sixteen, and having withal every charm, small and great, a voice which is honey when he reads and lips that are honey to kiss, et ad capiendum intus rem inculpatissimam. What will become of me. He bids me look only. Verily I shall often lie awake fighting with my hands against this empty love.

— Paton edition

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