Epigram 9.762

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On the Quoit of Asclepiades

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Ἥφαιστός μ᾽ ἐτέλεσσε καμὼν χρόνον ἀλλὰ Κυθείρη
ἀνδρὸς ἑοῦ θαλάμων εἵλετο λαθριδίως,
Ἀγχίσῃ δ᾽ ἔπορεν κρυφίης μνημήιον εὐνῆς:
καὶ μ᾽ Ἀσκληπιάδης εὗρε παρ᾽ Αἰνεάδαις.

— Paton edition

Hephaestus wrought me with long labour, but Cy-
therea took me secretly from her husband's chamber
and gave me to Anchises as a souvenir of their stolen
intercourse. Asclepiades found me among the de-
scendants of Aeneas.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 i.e. the Romans. Who Asclepiades was we do not know. It looks as if he were an exceptionally lucky collector of antiquities

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