Epigram 9.372

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λεπτὸν ὑφηναμένα ῥαδινοῖς ὑπὸ ποσσὶν ἀράχνα
τέττιγα σκολιαῖς ἔνδετον εἶχε πάγαις.
ἀλλ᾽ οὐ μὰν λεπταῖσιν ἐπαιάζοντα ποδίστραις
τὸν φιλαοιδὸν ἰδὼν παῖδα παρετρόχασα:

λύσας δ᾽ ἐκ βροχίδων ἀπεκούφισα, καὶ τόδ᾽ ἔλεξα:

σῴζου μουσείῳ φθεγγόμενος κελάδᾠ .

— Paton edition

The spider, that had woven her fine web with her
slender feet, had caught a cicada in her crooked
meshes. But when I saw the little songster lamenting
in the fine toils I did not pass hastily by, but freeing
him from the nooses, I comforted him and said :
" Be saved, thou who callest with the musical voice."

— Paton edition

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