Epigram 9.554

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Λάθριος Ἡράκλεια καλῶν ὑπὸ χείλεσιν ἕλκεις
κεῖνο: πάλαι κατὰ σοῦ τοῦτ᾽ ἐβόησε πόλις.
πῶς ἔτλης αἶσχος ῥέξαι κακόν; ἦ σε βιαίως
εἵλκυσέ τις θαλερῶν δραξάμενος πλοκάμων;

ἤ σοι τοὔνομα τερπνὸν ἀφ᾽ Ἡρακλῆος ἐχούσῃ,
μάχλε, φιλεῖν ἥβην κέκριται ἠιθέων;

— Paton edition

Clam, Heraclea, pulchris juvenibus ore morigeraris.
For long all the town says it of you. How do you
venture to do such a shameful thing ? Did anyone
catch you by your beautiful hair and force you to it ?
Or is it because your pretty name is derived from
Heracles that in your depravity you choose to kiss
his wife Hebe (pubem juvenum).

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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