Epigram 9.740

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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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ἡ βάσις ἡ κατέχουσα τὸ βοίδιον, ᾗ πεπέδηται:
ἢν δ᾽ ἀφεθῇ ταύτης, φεύξεται εἰς ἀγέλην.

μυκᾶται γὰρ ὁ χαλκός: ἴδ᾽ ὡς ἔμπνουν ὁ τεχνίτας
θήκατο: κἂν ζεύξῃς ἄλλον, ἴσως ἀρόσει.

— Paton edition

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