Epigram 9.332

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.412

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Ἐλθοῖσαι ποτὶ ναὸν ἰδώμεθα τᾶς Ἀφροδίτας
τὸ βρέτας, ὡς χρυσῷ διαδαλόεν τελέθει.
εἵσατό μιν Πολυαρχίς, ἐπαυρομένα μάλα πολλὰν
κτῆσιν ἀπ᾽ οἰκείου σώματος ἀγλαΐας.

— Paton edition

Let us go to the temple to see the statue of
Aphrodite, how cunningly wrought it is of gold.
Polyarchis erected it, having gained much substance
from the glory of her own body.

— Paton edition

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Comment

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Offerings of hetaerae

These epigrams describe the offerings of courtesans (usually to the temple of Aphrodite), financed by their own earnings.

Alignment


Ἐλθοῖσαι ποτὶ ναὸν ἰδώμεθα τᾶς Ἀφροδίτας
τὸ βρέτας , ὡς χρυσῷ διαδαλόεν τελέθει .
εἵσατό μιν Πολυαρχίς , ἐπαυρομένα μάλα πολλὰν
κτῆσιν ἀπ οἰκείου σώματος ἀγλαΐας .

Let us go to the temple to see the statue of
Aphrodite , how cunningly wrought it is of gold .
Polyarchis erected it , having gained much substance
from the glory of her own body .

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