Epigram 6.19

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 144

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κάλλος μέν, Κυθέρεια, χαρίζεαι: ἀλλὰ μαραίνει
ὁ χρόνος ἑρπύζων σήν, βασίλεια, χάριν.
δώρου δ᾽ ὑμετέροιο παραπταμένου με, Κυθήρη,
δέχνυσο καὶ δώρου, πότνια, μαρτυρίην.

— Paton edition

Thou grantest beauty, Cytherea, but creeping time withers thy gift, my Queen. Now since thy gift has passed me by and flown away, receive, gracious goddess, this mirror that bore witness to it,

— Paton edition

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