Epigram 6.62

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 152

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κυκλοτερῆ μόλιβον,1. σελίδων σημάντορα πλευρῆς,
καὶ σμίλαν, δονάκων ἀκροβελῶν γλυφίδα,
καὶ κανονῖδ᾽ ὑπάτην, καὶ τὴν παρὰ θῖνα κίσηριν,
αὐχμηρὸν πόντου τρηματόεντα λίθον,

Καλλιμένης Μούσαις, ἀποπαυσάμενος καμάτοιο,
θῆκεν ἐπεὶ γήρᾳ κανθὸς ἐπεσκέπετο.

— Paton edition

Callimenes, on giving up his work, now old age
has veiled his eyes, dedicates to the Muses his
circular lead which marks off the margin of the
pages, and the knife that sharpens his pointed
pens, his longest ruler, and the pumice from the beach, the dry porous stone of the sea.

— Paton edition

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