Epigram 9.416

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On a Ship built from the Profits of a Brothel

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ἡ ναῦς ἀπ᾽ ἔργων Κύπριδος γομφουμένη,
πρὸς τὸν γενάρχην πόντον ἤλυθον θεοῦ:
ἀνὴρ γὰρ ὥρης μ᾽ ἔμπορος τεκτήνατο,
καλέσας Ἑταίρην εἰμὶ γὰρ πᾶσιν φίλη.

ἔμβαινε θαρρῶν μισθὸν οὐκ αἰτῶ βαρύν.
ἐλθόντα δέχομαι πάντα: βαστάζω ξένον
ἀστὸν τ᾽: ἐπὶ γαίης κἠν βυθῷ μ᾽ ἐρέσσετε.

— Paton edition

I am a ship built from the business of Cypris, and
betake me to the sea that gave birth to that goddess;
for the man who made me was a merchant of beauty,
and christened me Courtesan, for I am friendly to
all. Board me confidently ; I don't demand a heavy
fare ; I receive all comers. I carry both natives and
foreigners ; you can row me either on land or in the
sea.

— Paton edition

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