Epigram 9.619

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#1

On a Bath in Byzantium

#2

606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

Texts

νῦν ἔγνων, Κυθέρεια, πόθεν νίκησας ἀγῶνα,
τὴν πρὶν Ἀλεξάνδρου ψῆφον ὑφαρπαμένη.
ἐνθάδε γὰρ τέγγουσα τεὸν δέμας, εὗρες ἐλέγξαι
Ἥρην Ἰναχίοις χεύμασι λουσαμένην.

νίκησεν τὸ λοετρὸν ἔοικε δὲ τοῦτο βοώσῃ
Παλλάς: ἐνικήθην ὕδασιν, οὐ Παφίῃ.

— Paton edition

Now I know, Cytherea, how thou didst conquer
in the contest, stealing the vote of Alexander. It
was here thou didst dip thy body, and so didst find
means to overcome Hera who had bathed in the
streams of Inachus.¹ It was the bath that won, and
I fancy Pallas cried out thus : " I was conquered by
the water, not by the Paphian."

— Paton edition

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Divinités
Épithètes et épiclèses

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Comment

#1

Paton Edition: 1 At Argos.

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