Epigram 9.507

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On the Phaenomena of Aratus

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Ἡσιόδου τὸ τ᾽ ἄεισμα καὶ ὁ τρόπος: οὐ τὸν ἀοιδῶν
ἔσχατον, ἀλλ᾽ ὀκνέω μὴ τὸ μελιχρότατον
τῶν ἐπέων ὁ Σολεὺς ἀπεμάξατο. χαίρετε, λεπταὶ
ῥήσιες, Ἀρήτου σύμβολον ἀγρυπνίης.

— Paton edition

The rhythm and the manner are Hesiod's. He of
Soli took as a model not the worst of poets, but, I
am afraid, the most honeyed of his verses.¹ Hail !
delicate phrases, the monument of Aratus' sleepless
nights.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 It is difficult to see the point, but I do not venture to adopt Toup's μη <οΰ>, "not the most honeyed." The reference is to Hesiod, Works and Days, 383 seq.

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