Epigram 12.31

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 573


ναὶ Θέμιν, ἀκρήτου καὶ τὸ σκύφος ᾧ σεσάλευμαι,
Πάμφιλε, βαιὸς ἔχει τὸν σὸν ἔρωτα χρόνος:
ἤδη γὰρ καὶ μηρὸς ὑπὸ τρίχα, καὶ γένυς ἡβᾷ,
καὶ Πόθος εἰς ἑτέρην λοιπὸν ἄγει μανίην.

ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε σοι σπινθῆρος ἔτ᾽ ἴχνια βαιὰ λέλειπται,
φειδωλὴν ἀπόθου: καιρὸς Ἔρωτι φίλος.

— Paton edition

By Themis and the bowl of wine that made me totter, thy love,, Pamphilus, has but a little time to last. Already thy thigh has hair on it and thy cheeks are downy, and Desire leads thee henceforth to another kind of passion. But now that some little vestiges of the spark are still left thee, put away thy parsimony. Opportunity is the friend of Love.

— Paton edition




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