Epigram 12.63

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 577
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 578


σιγῶν Ἡράκλειτος ἐν ὄμμασι τοῦτ᾽ ἔπος αὐδᾷ:

καὶ Ζηνὸς φλέξω πῦρ τὸ κεραυνοβόλον.
ναὶ μὴν καὶ Διόδωρος ἐνὶ στέρνοις τόδε φωνεῖ:

καὶ πέτρον τήκω χρωτὶ χλιαινόμενον.

δύστανος, παίδων ὃς ἐδέξατο τοῦ μὲν ἀπ᾽ ὄσσων
λαμπάδα, τοῦ δὲ πόθοις τυφόμενον γλυκὺ πῦρ.

— Paton edition

Heraclitus in silence speaks thus from his eyes : “I shall set aflame even the fire of the bolts of Zeus.” Yea, verily, and from the bosom of Diodorus comes this voice : “ I melt even stone warmed by my. body’s touch.” Unhappy he who has received a torch from the eyes of the one, and from the other a sweet fire smouldering with desire.

— Paton edition




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