Epigram 5.249

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 127

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ὦ σοβαρὴ Ῥοδόπη, Παφίης εἴξασα βελέμνοις
καὶ τὸν ὑπερφίαλον κόμπον ἀπωσαμένη,
ἀγκὰς ἑλοῦσὰ μ᾽ ἔχεις παρὰ σὸν λέχος: ἐν δ᾽ ἄρα δεσμοῖς
κεῖμαι, ἐλευθερίης οὐκ ἐπιδευόμενος.

οὕτω γὰρ ψυχή τε καὶ ἔκχυτα σώματα φωτῶν
συμφέρεται, φιλίης ῥεύμασι μιγνύμενα.

— Paton edition

Ο haughty Rhodope, now yielding to the arrows of Cypris, and forswearing thy insufferable pride, you hold me in your arms by your bed, and I lie, it seems, in chains with no desire for liberty. Thus do souls and languid bodies meet, mingled by the streams of love.

— Paton edition

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