Epigram 9.64

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αὐταὶ ποιμαίνοντα μεσημβρινὰ μῆλά σε Μοῦσαι
ἔδρακον ἐν κραναοῖς οὔρεσιν, Ἡσίοδε,
καί σοι καλλιπέτηλον, ἐρυσσάμεναι περὶ πᾶσαι,
ὤρεξαν δάφνας ἱερὸν ἀκρεμόνα,

δῶκαν δὲ κράνας Ἑλικωνίδος ἔνθεον ὕδωρ,
τὸ πτανοῦ πώλου πρόσθεν ἔκοψεν ὄνυξ:
οὗ σὺ κορεσσάμενος μακάρων γένος ἔργα τε μολπαῖς
καὶ γένος ἀρχαίων ἔγραφες ἡμιθέων.

— Paton edition

The Muses themselves saw thee, Hesiod, feeding thy sheep at mid-day in the rugged hills, and all drawing round thee proffered thee a branch of holy laurel with lovely leaves. They gave thee also the inspiring water of the Heliconian spring, that the hoof of the winged horse once struck, and having drunk thy fill of it thou didst write in verse the Birth of the gods and the Works, and the race of the ancient demigods.

— Paton edition

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Divinités
Peuples, lieux
Poètes cités
Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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