Epigram 9.430

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τῆς ὄιος γενεὴ μὲν Ἀγαρρική, † ἐντὸς Ἀράξεω
ὕδωρ πιλοφόροις πίνεται Ἀρμενίοις:
χαῖται δ᾽, οὐ μήλοις ἅτε που μαλακοὶ ἔπι μαλλοί,
ψεδναὶ δ᾽, ἀγροτέρων τρηχύτεραι χιμάρων.

νηδὺς δὲ τριτοκεῖ ἀνὰ πᾶν ἔτος, ἐκ δὲ γάλακτος
θηλὴ ἀεὶ μαστοῦ πλήθεται οὐθατίου:
βληχὴ δ᾽ ἀσσοτάτω τερένης μυκήματι μόσχου:
ἄλλα γὰρ ἀλλοῖαι πάντα φέρουσι γέαι.

— Paton edition

This sheep is a native of Agarra, where the felt-
capped Armenians drink the water of Araxes. Its
fleece is not, like a sheep's, composed of soft wool, but
thin-haired and rougher than a wild goat's. Every
year it bears triplets, and the teats of its udders are
always full of milk. Its bleating resembles most
the lowing of a tender calf, for diverse lands bear
all things different.

— Paton edition

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