Epigram 8.35

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εὐχομένη βοόωσα παρ᾽ ἁγνοτάτῃσι τραπέζαις
Νόννα λύθη, φωνὴ δ᾽ ἐδέθη καὶ χείλεα καλὰ
γηραλέης. τί τὸ θαῦμα; θεὸς θέλεν ὑμνήτειραν
γλῶσσαν ἐπ᾽ εὐφήμοισι λόγοις κληῖδα βαλέσθαι:

καὶ νῦν οὐρανόθεν μέγ᾽ ἐπεύχεται ἡμερίοισιν.

— Paton edition

Nonna was released as she was calling aloud in
prayer by the most holy table ; there the voice and
the lovely lips of the aged woman were arrested.
Why marvel thereat ? God willed to put the lock
on her hymning tongue as it was in the act of
uttering words of happy omen, and now from heaven
she prays aloud for mortals.

— Paton edition

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Epigram 8.35: Addition of [eng] Nonna was released as she was … by “maximeguénette

Epigram 8.35: Addition of [fra] C'est en priant à grands cris … by “maximeguénette

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