Epigram 9.576

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On a Statue of Athena holding an Apple. Aphrodite speaks

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παρθένε Τριτογένεια, τί τὴν Κύπριν ἄρτι με λυπεῖς,
ἁρπάξασα δ᾽ ἐμὸν δῶρον ἔχεις παλάμῃ;
μέμνησαι τὸ πάροιθεν ἐν Ἰδαίοις σκοπέλοισιν
ὡς Πάρις οὐ σὲ καλήν, ἀλλ᾽ ἔμ᾽ ἐδογμάτισεν.

σὸν δόρυ καὶ σάκος ἐστὶν ἐμὸν δὲ τὸ μῆλον ὑπάρχει:
ἀρκεῖ τῷ μήλῳ κεῖνος ὁ πρὶν πόλεμος.

— Paton edition

Trito-born maiden, why dost thou vex me now
by grasping in thy hand my prize of which thou
hast robbed me. Thou rememberest how formerly,
amid the rocks of Ida, Paris pronounced me fairest,
not thee. Thine are the spear and shield, but mine
is the apple. For the apple that old war was surely
enough.

— Paton edition

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Deities (eng)
Mythical characters, minor deities (eng)

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