Epigram 9.451

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What Philomela would say to her Sister Procne

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τίνας ἂν εἴποι λόγους πρὸς Πρόκνην τὴν ἀδελφὴν Φιλομήλη
σός με πόσις κακοεργὸς ἐνὶ σπήλυγγι βαθείῃ
μουνώσας βαρύποτμον, ἐμὴν ἀπέκερσε κορείην
στυγνὰ δέ μοι πόρεν ἕδνα πολυτλήτοιο γάμοιο:
γλῶσσαν ἐμὴν ἐθέρισσε, καὶ ἔσβεσεν ἑλλάδα φωνήν.

— Paton edition

Thy wicked husband shut me up, ill-fated that I
am, alone in a deep cave, and took my maidenhead.
An abominable present he made me on this my
calamitous marriage, cutting off my tongue and
quenching Greek speech in me.

— Paton edition

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