Epigram 6.205

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 177
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 177

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τέκτονος ἄρμενα ταῦτα Λεοντίχου, αἵ τε χαρακταὶ
ῥῖναι, καὶ κάλων οἱ ταχινοὶ βορέες,
στάθμαι καὶ μιλτεῖα, καὶ αἱ σχεδὸν ἀμφιπλῆγες
σφῦραι, καὶ μίλτῳ φυρόμενοι κανόνες,

αἳ τ᾽ ἀρίδες, ξυστήρ τε, καὶ ἐστελεωμένος οὗτος
ἐμβριθής, τέχνας ὁ πρύτανις, πέλεκυς,
τρύπανά τ᾽ εὐδίνητα, καὶ ὠκήεντα τέρετρα,
καὶ γόμφων οὗτοι τοὶ πίσυρες τορέες,
ἀμφίξουν τε σκέπαρνον: ἃ δὴ χαριεργῷ Ἀθάνᾳ

ὡνὴρ ἐκ τέχνας θήκατο παυόμενος.

— Paton edition

These are the tools of the carpenter Leontichus, the grooved file, the plane, rapid devourer of wood, the line and ochre-box, the hammer lying next them that strikes with both ends, the rule stained with ochre, the drill-bow and rasp, and this heavy axe with its handle, the president of the craft; his revolving augers and quick gimlets too, and these four screwdrivers and his double-edged adze—all these on ceasing from his calling he dedicated to Athene who gives grace, to work.

— Paton edition

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