Epigram 9.814

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On a Bath

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νύμφαι Νηιάδες, μετανάστιοι, οὐχ ἅμα πάσας
εἴξειν ὠιόμην χεύμασιν ἡμετέροις:
εἰ δὲ τόσην τὸ λοετρὸν ἔχει χάριν, οὐδὲν ὀνήσει
ὁ φθόνος, εἰ Νύμφαι πᾶν ἀπέλειπον ὕδωρ.

— Paton edition

Naiad Nymphs, ye truants, I never thought you
would all quit my streams. But if the bath pos-
sesses such charm, Envy will accomplish naught, even
though the Nymphs desert all the water.

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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Comment

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Paton Edition: The spring supplying the bath had failed. It is difficult to see how, as the epigram implies, the bath could retain its charm in the absence of water.

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