Epigram 9.742

URN
Created on
By
Updated on

Descriptions

#1

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.

Texts

ἄπαιρέ μου τένοντος, ὦ γεωπόνε,
λέπαδνα, καὶ σίδαρον αὐλακεργάταν:
χαλκὸν γὰρ ἁμῶν οὐκ ἐσάρκωσεν Μύρων,
τέχνα δὲ ζωπόνησεν ὄψιν ἔμπνοον,
ὡς πολλάκις με κἀπομυκᾶσθαι θέλειν:
εἰς ἔργα δ᾽ οὐκ εἴασε, προσδήσας βάσει.

— Paton edition

Take off from my neck, husbandman, the collar,
and free me from the iron furrow-cutter ; for Myron
did not make my bronze into flesh, but his art gave
me the aspect of being alive, so that often I even
wished to low. He did not, however, let me go to
work, but tied me to a base.

— Paton edition

Cities

Keywords

Scholia

Comments

Alignment

External references