Epigram 6.260

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 192

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Φρύνη τὸν πτερόεντα, τὸν εὐτέχνητον Ἔρωτα
μισθὸν ὑπὲρ λέκτρων, ἄνθετο ῾Θεσπιέσιν.
Κύπριδος ἡ τέχνη ζηλούμενον, οὐκ ἐπιμεμφὲς
δῶρον ἐς ἀμφοτέρους δ᾽ ἔπρεπε μισθὸς Ἔρως.

δοιῆς ἐκ τέχνης αἰνέω βροτόν, ὅς γε καὶ ἄλλοις
δοὺς θεὸν ἐν σπλάγχνοις εἶχε τελειότερον.

— Paton edition

Phryne dedicated to the Thespians the winged Love beautifully wrought, the price of her favours. The work is the gift of Cypris, a gift to envy, with which no fault can be found, and Love was a fitting payment for both. I praise for two forms of art the man who, giving a god to others, had a more perfect god in his soul.

— Paton edition

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