Epigram 6.18

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 143
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 144

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Λαῒς ἀμαλδυνθεῖσα χρόνῳ περικαλλέα μορφήν,
γηραλέων στυγέει μαρτυρίην ῥυτίδων
ἔνθεν πικρὸν ἔλεγχον ἀπεχθήρασα κατόπτρου,
ἄνθετο δεσποίνῃ τῆς πάρος ἀγλαΐης.



ἀλλὰ σύ μοι, Κυθέρεια, δέχου νεότητος ἑταῖρον

δίσκον, ἐπεὶ μορφὴ σὴ χρόνον οὐ τρομέει.

— Paton edition

Lais, her loveliness laid low by time, hates whatever witnesses to her wrinkled age. Therefore, detesting the cruel evidence of her mirror, she dedicates it to the queen of her former glory. "Receive, Cytherea, the circle, the companion of youth, since thy beauty dreads not time.”

— Paton edition

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