Epigram 9.807

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On the same Sun-dial

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μηχανικὴ Φαέθοντα βιάζεται ἁρμονικοῖσι
γνώμοσιν ἀγρεύειν τὸν δρόμον ἠελίου:
βαιὸς δ᾽ ἀμφιέπει λίθος ἄντυγας Ἠριγενείης
ὡρονόμῳ σοφίῃ καὶ σκιόεντι τύπῳ.

Σεργίου ἀρχιερῆος ἐπουρανίῃσιν ἐφετμαῖς
τοῦτο συνειργάσθη ἔργον ἐπιχθονίων.

— Paton edition

The mechanic art compels Phaethon by means of
dials ruled in due measure to direct aright (?) the
course of the sun. A small stone governs the circle
of Aurora by its skilled division into hours and by the
shadow's mark. This work of mortals was constructed
by the heavenly command of Sergius the patriarch.

— Paton edition

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