Epigram 6.252

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 190

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μῆλον ἐγὼ στρούθειον ἀπὸ προτέρης ἔτι ποίης
ὥριον ἐν νεαρῷ χρωτὶ φυλασσόμενον,
ἄσπιλον, ἀρρυτίδωτον, ἰσόχνοον ἀρτιγόνοισιν,
ἀκμὴν εὐπετάλοις συμφυὲς ἀκρεμόσιν,

ὥρης χειμερίης σπάνιον γέρας; εἰς σὲ δ᾽, ἄνασσα,
τοίην χὠ νιφόεις κρυμὸς ὀπωροφορεῖ.

— Paton edition

I am a quince of last year kept fresh in my young skin, unspotted, unwrinked, as downy as newly-born ones, still attached to my leafy stalk, a rare gift in the winter season; but for such as thou, iny queen, even the cold and snow bear fruit.

— Paton edition

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