Epigram 6.254

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 190

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τὴν μαλακὴν Παφίης Στατύλλιον ἀνδρόγυνον δρῦν
ἕλκειν εἰς Ἀίδην ἡνίκ᾽ ἔμελλε χρόνος,
τἀκ κόκκου βαφθέντα καὶ ὑσγίνοιο θέριστρα,
καὶ τοὺς ναρδολιπεῖς ἀλλοτρίους πλοκάμους,


φαικάδα τ᾽ εὐτάρσοισιν ἐπ᾽ ἀστραγάλοισι γελῶσαν,
καὶ τὴν γρυτοδόκην κοιτίδα, παμβακίδων,
αὐλούς θ᾽ ἡδὺ πνέοντας ἑταιρείοις ἐνὶ κώμοις,
δῶρα Πριηπείων θῆκεν ἐπὶ προθύρων.

— Paton edition

When Time was about to drag down to Hades pathic Statyllius, the effeminate old stump of Aphrodite, he dedicated in the porch of Priapus his light summer dresses dyed in scarlet and crimson, his false hair greasy with spikenard, his white shoes that shone on his shapely ankles, the chest in which reposed his bombasine frippery, and his flute that breathed sweet music in the revels of the harlot tribe.

— Paton edition

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