Epigram 9.630

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On the Royal Hot Baths

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606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

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θερμὰ τάδ᾽ ἀτρεκέως βασιλήια: τήνδε γὰρ αὐτοῖς
οἱ πρὶν ἀγασσάμενοι θῆκαν ἐπωνυμίην.
οὐ γὰρ ὑπὸ βροτέῳ πυρὶ θάλπεται ἀγλαὸν ὕδωρ,
αὐτομάτη δὲ λιβὰς τίκτεται αἰθομένη:

οὐδὲ ῥόου ψυχροῦ ποτιδεύεαι ἀμφὶ λοετρά,
ἀλλ᾽ οἷον ποθέεις, τοῖον ὑπεκφέρεται.

— Paton edition

These are really the royal hot baths, for our fathers,
admiring them, gave them this name. By no mortal
fire is the bright water warmed, but the spring is
born hot of its own accord. Nor dost thou require
a cold stream for the bath, but tempered as thou
dost desire it, it gushes forth.

— Paton edition

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