Epigram 9.765

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On a Mosquito Net

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Καλλιγάμοις λέκτροις περικίδναμαι: εἰμὶ δὲ κεδνῆς
δίκτυον οὐ Φοίβης, ἀλλ᾽ ἁπαλῆς Παφίης.
ἀνέρα δ᾽ ὑπνώοντα μίτῳ πολύσπι καλύπτω,
ζῳοφόρων ἀνέμων οὐδὲν ἀτεμβόμενον.

— Paton edition

I am hung round wealthy bridal beds and am the
net, not of the huntress Artemis, but of the tender
Queen of Paphos. I cover the sleeper with a many-
meshed web, so that he in no way loses the life-giving
breeze.

— Paton edition

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