Epigram 6.247

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 187

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κερκίδας ὀρθρολάλοισι χελιδόσιν εἰκελοφώνους,
Παλλάδος ἱστοπόνου λειομίτους κάμακας,
καὶ κτένα κοσμοκόμην, καὶ δακτυλότριπτον ἄτρακτον
σφονδυλοδινήτῳ νήματι νηχόμενον,

καὶ τάλαρον σχοίνοις ὑφασμένον, ὃν ποτ᾽ ὀδόντι
ἐπλήρου τολύπη πᾶσα καθαιρομένη,
σοί, φιλέριθε κόρη Παλλαντιάς, ἡ βαθύγηρως
Αἰσιόνη, πενίης δῶρον, ἀνεκρέμασεν.

— Paton edition

Pallantian Maid who lovest the loom, Aesione, now bowed with age, suspends to thee the gift of her poverty, her weaving-comb that sings like the early-chattering swallows, with the prongs of which weaver Pallas smooths the thread, her comb for dressing the wool, her spindle worn by the fingers, swimming (?) with the twirling thread, and her wicker basket which the wool dressed by her teeth once filled.

— Paton edition

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