Epigram 9.620

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On a Double Bath in which Men and Women Bathed

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606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

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ἄγχι μὲν ἐλπὶς ἔρωτος: ἑλεῖν δ᾽ οὐκ ἔστι γυναῖκας:
εἶρξε πυλὶς Παφίην τὴν μεγάλην ὀλίγη.
ἀλλ᾽ ἔμπης γλυκὺ τοῦτο ποθοβλήτοις γὰρ ἐπ᾽ ἔργοις
ἐλπὶς ἀληθείης ἐστὶ μελιχροτέρη.

— Paton edition

Near is the hope of love, but one cannot catch the
women. A little door shuts out great Cypris. But
yet this is sweet ; for in the matter of amorous desire
hope is sweeter than reality.

— Paton edition

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Epithets and epiclesis (eng)

Scholia

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