Epigram 6.294

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 197

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Σκήπωνα προποδαγὸν, ἱμάντα τε, καὶ παρακοίταν
νάρθηκα, κροτάφων πλάκτορα νηπιάχων,
κέρκον τ᾽ εὐμόλπαν φιλοκαμπέα, καὶ μονόπελμον
συγχίδα, καὶ στεγάναν κρατὸς ἐρημοκόμου,

Κάλλων Ἑρμείᾳ θέτ᾽ ἀνάκτορι, σύμβολ᾽ ἀγωγᾶς
παιδείου, πολιῷ γυῖα δεθεὶς καμάτῳ.

— Paton edition

Callon, his limbs fettered by senile fatigue, dedicates to Hermes the Lord these tokens of his career as a schoolmaster: the staff that guided his feet, his tawse, and the fennel-rod that lay ever ready to his hand to tap little boys with on the head, his lithe whistling bull’s pizzle, his one-soled slipper, and the skull-cap of his hairless pate.

— Paton edition

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