Epigram 6.289

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 196

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Αὐτονόμα, Μελίτεια, Βοΐσκιον, αἱ Φιλολᾴδεω
καὶ Νικοῦς Κρῆσσαι τρεῖς, ξένε, θυγατέρες,
ἁ μὲν τὸν μιτόεργον ἀειδίνητον ἄτρακτον,
ἁ δὲ τὸν ὀρφνίταν εἰροκόμον τάλαρον,

ἁ δ᾽ ἅμα τὰν πέπλων εὐάτριον ἐργάτιν, ἱστῶν
κερκίδα, τὰν λεχέων Πανελόπας φύλακα,
δῶρον Ἀθαναίᾳ Πανίτιδι τῷδ᾽ ἐνὶ ναῷ
θῆκαν, Ἀθαναίας παυσάμεναι καμάτων.

— Paton edition

Autonoma, Melite, and Boïseion, the three Cretan daughters of Philolaides and Nico, dedicated in this temple, O stranger, as a gift to Athene of the spool on ceasing from the labours of Athene, the first her thread-making ever-twirling spindle, the second her wool-basket that loves the night, and the third her weaving-comb, the industrious creator of raiment, that watched over the bed of Penelope.

— Paton edition

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