Epigram 9.780

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On a Sun-dial

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ὠρανὸν ἁ χωροῖσα σοφὰ λίθος, ἁ διὰ τυτθοῦ
γνώμονος ἀελίῳ παντὶ μερισδομένα.

— Paton edition

This is the learned stone which contains all the
heavens, and which a little regulator adapts to every
position of the sun.¹

— Paton edition

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Scholia

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Paton Edition: It was so regulated that it was adapted to every day in the year, each day — from sunrise to sunset — containing twelve hours. What was the mechanism ?

Alignment

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