Epigram 9.670

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On a Mole in Smyrna on which there was a Cistern

Codex Palatinus 23, p.470


α. τίς βυθὸν ἠπείρωσε; τίς ἐν ῥοθίοισιν ἔτευξεν
ἀκτὴν ἀμφιρύτην λάεσι μαρμαρέοις;
τίς δ᾽ ἐνὶ κύμασι τεῦξε ποτὸν πλωτῆρας ἀφύσσειν,
αὐτῶν ἐκ νηῶν χερσὶν ἀρυομένους;

β. οὗτος ὁ ποικιλόμητις ἀνὴρ Βενέτιος ἀμύμων,
κτίσμασι νικήσας Θησέα καὶ Πέλοπα.

— Paton edition

A. Who made the deep dry land, who amid the
surges built out of marble a shore washed on both
sides by the sea ? And who enabled the sailors to
obtain water in the midst of the waves, drawing it
with their hands even from the deck ? B. This
resourceful man, noble Venetius, who surpassed
Theseus and Pelops¹ by his creations.

— Paton edition




Paton Edition: 1 It is difficult to see why these names are selected. They were both, of course, founders of cities.


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