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BOOK VI

THE DEDICATORY EPIGRAMS

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from one stone lighten the varied rites of Bacchus' worship and above the company of winged Cupids plucking grapes.

(This should perhaps be transferred to the end of ike previous book. It refers no doubt to a carved gem.~)

1.—PLATO

I, lais, whose haughty beauty made mock of Greece, I who once had a swarm of young lovers at my doors, dedicate my mirror to Aphrodite, since I wish not to look on myself as I am, and cannot look on myself as I once was.

2.—SIMONIDES

this bow, resting from tearful war, hangs here under the roof of Athene's temple. Often mid the roar of battle, in the struggle of men, was it washed in the blood of Persian cavaliers.

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