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Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Plutarch, Table Talk 3.6.4 = 654c-d

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Soclarus quotes a brief snippet of a hymn to Aphrodite.

καὶ ἡμᾶς οὔπω παντάπασιν ἡ Ἀφροδίτη πέφευγεν, ἀλλὰ καὶ προσευχόμεθα δήπουθεν αὐτῇ λέγοντες ἐν τοῖς τῶν θεῶν ὕμνοις·

ἀνάβαλλ’ ἄνω τὸ γῆρας,
ὦ καλὰ Ἀφροδίτα.

And not yet has Aphrodite totally fled from us. But we pray to her, I suppose, speaking in the words of the hymns to the gods: “Put off old age, o beautiful Aphrodite!”

Written by aleatorclassicus

July 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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