Epigram 9.420

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μὴ κλαίων τὸν Ἔρωτα δόκει, Τηλέμβροτε, πείσειν,
μηδ᾽ ὀλίγῳ παύσειν ὕδατι πῦρ ἀτενές.
χρυσὸς Ἔρωτος ἀεὶ παιώνιος: ἐσβέσθη δὲ
οὐδὲ τότ᾽ ἐν πολλῷ τικτόμενος πελάγει.

— Paton edition

Think not, Telembrotus, to persuade love by tears,
or with a little water to put out so stubborn a fire.
Gold is ever the medicine of love, and not even
then when he was born on the deep sea¹ was he
quenched.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 Love is assumed to have been born from the sea like his mother.

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