Epigram 7.194

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 235

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ἀκρίδα Δημοκρίτου μελεσίπτερον ἅδε θανοῦσαν
ἄργιλος δολιχὰν ἀμφὶ κέλευθον ἔχει,
ἇς καί, ὅτ᾽ ἰθύσειε πανέσπερον ὕμνον ἀείδειν,
πᾶν μέλαθρον μολπᾶς ἴαχ᾽ ὑπ᾽ εὐκελάδου.

— Paton edition

This clay vessel set beside the far-reaching road
holds the body of Democritus' locust that made music
with its wings. When it started to sing its long evening
hymn, all the house rang with the melodious song.

— Paton edition

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Comment

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De 7.189 à 7.216, épigrammes sur les animaux

Il y a là une tradition littéraire particulière, et qui semble avoir eu du succès, puisqu'elle a tenté les meilleurs des poètes

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Internal references

Epigram 7.192, Epigram 7.197

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