Epigram 9.739

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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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ἤπαφε καὶ σὲ μύωπα Μύρων, ὅτι κέντρον ἐρείδεις
πλευραῖς χαλκοχύτοις ἀντιτύποιο βοός.
οὐ νέμεσις δὲ μύωπι: τί γὰρ τόσον; εἴ γε καὶ αὐτοὺς
ὀφθαλμοὺς νομέων ἠπερόπευσε Μύρων.

— Paton edition

Myron deceived thee too, gadfly, that thou plungest
thy sting into the hard flanks of the bronze cow.
But the gadfly is excusable. What wonder ! when
Myron deceived even the eyes of the herdsmen.

— Paton edition

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