Epigram 9.556

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Pan is the Speaker

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νύμφαι ἐποχθίδιαι, Νηρηίδες, εἴδετε Δάφνιν
χθιζόν, ἐπαχνιδίαν ὡς ἀπέλουσε κόνιν,
ὑμετέραις λιβάδεσσιν ὅτ᾽ ἔνθορε σειριόκαυτος,
ἠρέμα φοινιχθεὶς μᾶλα παρηίδια.

εἴπατέ μοι, καλὸς ἦν; ἢ ἐγὼ τράγος οὐκ ἄρα κνάμαν
μοῦνον ἐγυιώθην, ἀλλ᾽ ἔτι καὶ κραδίαν;

— Paton edition

Nereids, Nymphs of the shore, you saw Daphnis
yesterday, when he washed off the dust that lay like
down on his skin ; when, burnt by the dog star, he
rushed into your waters, the apples of his cheeks
faintly reddened. Tell me, was he beautiful ? Or
am I a goat, not only lame in my legs but in my
heart too ?

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures
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