Epigram 9.590

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Descriptions

#1

On a Group of Hephaestus, Athena, and Erechtheus

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ἡ τέχνη συνάγειρεν ἃ μὴ φύσις εἶπεν ὁ πλάστης,

μῆτερ νόσφι τόκων, νυμφίε νόσφι γάμων.

— Paton edition

" Art united that which Nature did not," said the
sculptor. " mother without birth and bridegroom
without marriage! "

— Paton edition

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Scholia

Comment

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Paton Edition notes on description: 3 i.e. Erichthonius. The epigram alludes to the very gross story of the circumstances of his birth.

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