Epigram 9.738

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713-742 are all on Myron's celebrated Statue of a Heifer. It stood originally in the Agora at Athens, but was transferred to the Temple of Peace at Rome.

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ἐν βοῒ τᾷδ᾽ ἐμάχοντο Φύσις καὶ πότνια Τέχνα:
ἀμφοτέραις δὲ Μύρων ἶσον ὄπασσε γέρας:
δερκομένοις μὲν γὰρ Φύσιος κράτος ἥρπασε Τέχνα:
αὐτάρ ἐφαπτομένοις ἡ Φύσις ἐστὶ φύσις.

— Paton edition

Nature and Queen Art strove in the matter of
this cow, and Myron gave to each a prize of equal
value. When one looks at it Art robs nature of
her superiority, but when one touches it Nature is
nature.

— Paton edition

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