Epigram 9.544

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On a Figure of Galeae cut by Tryphon

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Ἰνδὴν βήρυλλόν με Τρύφων ἀνέπεισε Γαλήνην
εἶναι, καὶ μαλακαῖς χερσὶν ἀνῆκε κόμας:

ἠνίδε καὶ χείλη νοτερὴν λειοῦντα ^ θάλασσαν,
καὶ μαστούς, τοῖσιν θέλγω ἀνηνεμίην.

ἢν δέ μοι ἡ φθονερὴ νεύσῃ λίθος, ὡς ἐν ἑτοίμῳ
ὥρμημαι, γνώσῃ καὶ τάχα νηχομένην.

— Paton edition

Tryphon coaxed me, the Indian beryl, to be Galene,
the goddess of Calm, and with his soft hands let
down my hair. Look at my lips smoothing the liquid
sea, and my breasts with which I charm the windless
waves. Did the envious stone but consent, you would
soon see me swimming, as I am longing to do.

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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Paton Edition notes on Description: A famous gem-carver, some of whose work we possess.

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