Epigram 9.96

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Ἀντιγένης ὁ Γελῷος ἔπος ποτὲ τοῦτο θυγατρὶ
εἶπεν, ὅτ᾽ ἦν ἤδη νεύμενος εἰς Ἀίδην


παρθένε καλλιπάρῃε, κόρη δ᾽ ἐμή, ἴσχε συνεργὸν

ἠλακάτην, ἀρκεῦν κτῆμα πένητι βίῳ:


ἢν δ᾽ ἵκᾐ εἰς ὑμέναιον, Ἀχαιίδος ἤθεα μητρὸς

χρηστὰ φύλασσε, πόσει προῖκα βεβαιοτάτην.

— Paton edition

Antigenes of Gela, when he was already on his road to Hades, spoke thus to his daughter: "Maiden with lovely cheeks, daughter mine, let thy spindle ever be thy fellow-worker, a possession sufficient for a life of poverty. But if thou enterest into wedlock, keep with thee the virtues of thy Achaean mother, the safest dowry thy husband can have."

— Paton edition

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