The Greek Anthology Volume 4

The Greek Anthology Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...will ever wed you. The fact is you always are fancying that some one will, and therefore skip from city to city. 307.--By The Same Your son is called Eros and your wife Aphrodite, and so, blacksmith, it is quite fair you should have a lame leg.1 308.--LUCILIUS Lean Cleonicus, making a hole in his foot with the needle, himself made a hole in the needle with his foot.2 309.--By The Same Thrasymachus, you lost great wealth by a plot, and, poor fellow, you have suddenly come to naught after all your economising, lending, exacting interest, drinking water, often not even eating, so as to have a little more money. But if you calculate what starvation was then and what it is now, you have no less now than you then seemed to have. 310.--By The Same You bought hair, rouge, honey, wax, and teeth. For the same outlay you might have bought a face. 1 i.e. like Hephaestus. 2 cp. No. 102. 311.--By The Same Pantaenetus is so lazy that when he fell sick of a fever he prayed to every god never to get up again. And now he leaves his bed unwillingly, and in his heart blames the deaf ears of the unjust gods. 312.--By The Same Though there is no one dead here now, O passer-by, Marcus the poet built a tomb here, and writing an inscription of one line as follows, engraved it: "Weep for twelve year old Maximus from Ephesus." I (says the tomb) never even saw any Maximus, but to show off the poet's talent I bid the passer-by weep.1 313.--By The Same One, bidding me to a banquet, killed me with silver hunger, serving famished dishes. And in wrath I spoke amid the silver sheen of hunger: "Where is the plenty of my earthenware dishes?" 314.--By The Same I Sought whence I should say the word pinake.s (dishes) was derived, and on being invited by you I found...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585437
  • 9781236585431