Epigram 9.742

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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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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

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