Epigram 9.687

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#1

On a Painting

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μορφὰς ὁ γράψας, ἤθελον καὶ τοὺς τρόπους:
ἀνεσείρασε δέ μου τὴν ὄρεξιν ἡ τέχνη.
κάλει δὲ μ᾽ Ἀλέξανδρον εὔλαλον, φίλος:

— Paton edition

I who painted the form would fain have painted
also the character, but the limits of art checked my
eagerness. Call me eloquent Alexander, my friend.¹

— Paton edition

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Scholia

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#1

Paton Edition: 1 In this line it seems to be the portrait which speaks.

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