Epigram 12.42

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 575


βλέψον ἐς Ἑρμογένην πλήρει χερί, καὶ τάχα πρήξεις
παιδοκόραξ ὧν σοι θυμὸς ὀνειροπολεῖ,
καὶ στυγνὴν ὀφρύων λύσεις τάσιν: ἢν δ᾽ ἁλιεύῃ
ὀρφανὸν ἀγκίστρου κύματι δοὺς κάλαμον,

ἕλξεις ἐκ λιμένος πολλὴν δρόσον οὐδὲ γὰρ αἰδὼς
οὐδ᾽ ἔλεος δαπάνῳ κόλλοπι συντρέφεται,

— Paton edition

When you look on Hennogenes, boy-vulture, have your hands full, and perhaps you will succeed in getting that of which your heart dreams, and will relax the melancholy contraction of your brow. But if you fish for him, committing to the waves a line devoid of a hook, you will pull plenty of water out of the harbour ; for neither pity nor shame dwells with an extravagant cinaedus.

— Paton edition




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