Epigram 9.741

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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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χάλκεος ἦς, ἐπὶ σοὶ δὲ γεωτόμος εἷλκεν ἄροτρον
καὶ ζυγόδεσμα φέρων, ψευδομένα δάμαλι.
ἀλλὰ Μύρων τέχνᾳ πανυπείροχος, ὅς σε δι᾽ ἔργων
ἔμπνουν, ὥς τινα βοῦν ἐργάτιν εἰργάσατο.

— Paton edition

Thou wast bronze, deceptive heifer, and the hus-
bandman came up to thee dragging a plough and
carrying a yoke. He far excels all other artists,
Myron, who by his labour made thee alive, just like a
labouring cow

— Paton edition

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