Epigram 9.627

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606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

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τᾷδ᾽ ὑπὸ τὰς πλατάνους ἁπαλῷ τετρυμένος ὕπνῳ
εὗδεν Ἔρως, Νύμφαις λαμπάδα παρθέμενος.
νύμφαι δ᾽ ἀλλήλῃσι,
τί μέλλομεν; αἴθε δὲ τούτῳ

σβέσσαμεν,
εἶπον, ὁμοῦ πῦρ κραδίης μερόπων.

λαμπὰς δ᾽ ὡς ἔφλεξε καὶ ὕδατα, θερμὸν ἐκεῖθεν
νύμφαι Ἐρωτιάδες λουτροχοεῦσιν ὕδωρ.

— Paton edition

Here under the plane-trees tired Love lay softly
sleeping, having entrusted his torch to the Nymphs.
Said the Nymphs among themselves : " Why not do
it at once ? Would that together with this we could
put out the fire in men's hearts." But it was the
torch that set fire to the water, and henceforth the
Love-Nymphs pour forth here hot water for men
to bathe in.

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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