Epigram 9.59

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Codex Palatinus 23, p. 366

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τέσσαρες αἰωροῦσι τανυπτερύγων ἐπὶ νώτων
νῖκαι ἰσηρίθμους υἱέας ἀθανάτων
ἁ μὲν Ἀθηναίαν πολεμαδόκον, ἁ δ᾽ Ἀφροδίταν,
ἁ δὲ τὸν Ἀλκείδαν, ἁ δ᾽ ἀφόβητον Ἄρη,

σεῖο κατ᾽ εὐόροφον γραπτὸν τέγος: ἐς δὲ νέονται
οὐρανόν, ὦ Ῥώμας Γαῖε πάτρας ἔρυμα.
θείη ἀνίκατον μὲν ὁ βουφάγος. ἁ δέ σε Κύπρις
εὔγαμον, εὔμητιν Παλλάς, ἄτρεστον Ἄρης.

— Paton edition

Four Victories, winged, hold aloft on their backs as many of the immortals. One uplifts Athena in her warlike guise, one Aphrodite, one Heracles, and another dauntless Ares. They are painted on the fair dome of thy house, and mount to heaven. O Caius, bulwark of thy country, Rome, may Heracles, the devourer of oxen, make thee invincible; may Cypris bless thee with a good wife, Pallas endue thee with wisdom, and Ares with fearlessness.

— Paton edition

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Épithètes et épiclèses
Divinités
Peuples, lieux
Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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