Epigram 6.160

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 169

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κερκίδα τὰν ὀρθρινά, χελιδονίδων ἅμα φωνᾷ,
μελπομέναν, ἱστῶν Παλλάδος ἀλκυόνα,
τόν τε καρηβαρέοντα πολυρροίβδητον ἄτρακτον,
κλωστῆρα στρεπτᾶς εὔδρομον ἁρπεδόνας,

καὶ πήνας, καὶ τόνδε φιληλάκατον καλαθίσκον,
στάμονος ἀσκητοῦ καὶ τολύπας φύλακα,
παῖς ἀγαθοῦ Τελέσιλλα Διοκλέος ἁ φιλοεργὸς
εἰροκόμων Κούρᾳ θήκατο δεσπότιδι.

— Paton edition

Industrious Telesilla, the daughter of good Diocles, dedicates to the Maiden who presides over workers in wool her weaving-comb, the halcyon of Pallas’ loom, that sings in the morning with the swallows, her twirling spindle nodding with the weight, the agile spinner of the twisted thread, her thread and this work-basket that loves the distaff, the guardian of her well-wrought clews and balls of wool.

— Paton edition

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