Epigram 9.777

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ἴδ᾽ ὡς ὁ πῶλος χαλκοδαιδάλῳ τέχνᾳ
κορωνιῶν ἕστηκε: δριμὺ γὰρ βλέπων
ὑψαυχενίζει, καὶ διηνεμωμένας
κορυφῆς ἐθείρας οὐρίωκεν ἐς δρόμον.

δοκέω, χαλινοὺς εἴ τις ἡνιοστρόφος
ἐναρμόσῃ γένυσσι κἀπικεντρίσᾐ,
ὁ σὸς πόνος, Λύσιππε, καὶ παρ᾽ ἐλπίδας
τάχ᾽ ἐκδραμεῖται: τᾷ τέχνᾳ γὰρ ἐμπνέει:

— Paton edition

Look how proudly the art of the worker in bronze
makes this horse stand. Fierce is his glance as he
arches his neck and shakes out his wind-tossed mane
for the course. I believe that if a charioteer were
to fit the bit to his jaws and prick him with the spur,
thy work, Lysippus, would surprise us by running
away ; for Art makes it breathe.

— Paton edition

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