Epigram 9.602

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ἅ ποτε παρθενικαῖσιν ἱλασκομένα παλάμῃσιν
Κύπριδα, σὺν πεύκαις καὶ γάμον εὐξαμένα,
κουριδίους ἤδη θαλάμῳ λύσασα χιτῶνας,
ἀνδρὸς ἄφαρ μηρῶν ἐξελόχευσα τύπους:

νυμφίος ἐκ νύμφης δὲ κικλήσκομαι, ἐκ δ᾽ Ἀφροδίτης
Ἄρεα καὶ βωμοὺς ἔστεφον Ἡρακλέους.
Θῆβαι Τειρεσίην ἔλεγόν ποτε: νῦν δέ με Χαλκὶς
τὴν πάρος ἐν μίτραις ἠσπάσατ᾽ ἐν χλαμύδι.

— Paton edition

I who once supplicated Cypris with my maiden
hands and, waving torches, prayed for marriage, after
I had loosed my nuptial dress in the bridal chamber,
suddenly saw spring from my thighs the marks of
manhood. Now I am called a bridegroom instead of
a bride, and crown the altars of Ares and Heracles
instead of those of Aphrodite. Thebes once told of
Tiresias, and now Chalcis greets in a chlamys her
who formerly wore the snood.

— Paton edition

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Épithètes et épiclèses
Divinités
Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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