Epigram 9.753

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Descriptions

#1

On a Crystal enclosing Water

Texts

Χιονέη κρύσταλλος ὑπ᾽ ἀνέρος ἀσκηθεῖσα
δεῖξεν ἀκηρασίοιο παναίολον εἰκόνα κόσμου,
οὐρανὸν ἀγκὰς ἔχοντα βαρύκτυπον ἔνδοθι πόντον.

— Paton edition

The snow-white crystal, fashioned by the hand of
man, showed the variegated image of the perfect
universe, the heaven,¹ clasping within it the deep-
voiced sea.

— Paton edition

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Keywords

Scholia

Comment

#1

Paton Edition: 1 Because it was spherical.

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