Asclepiades ‘Ασκληπιάδης ο Σάμιος

ASCLEPIADES OF SAMOS
Ασκληπιάδης ο Σάμιος
290BC

Translated by G. Theodoridis

© 2005

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153
Nicorete and Cleophon

That sweet face of
Nicorete
much-touched by desire and
much-seen through the shutters of her window
high above us

was suddenly ravaged by
Those sweet lightning bolts of
Cleophon.
His glances, dear Cypris,
as he shot them standing by her gates

———————–
161 (Hedylus or Asclepiades)
Diomedes’ Old Women

Diomedes’ old women,
Euphro, Thais
And
Boidion

Were thrown ashore by the captains of the
Twenty-oared freighters,
Each one of them naked
And
Looking more wrecked than the shipwrecked
Agis, Cleophon
And
Antagoras.

But with these ships you’ve escaped
Aphrodite’s pirates
Who
Are more vicious than the Sirens!

—–

Tryphera
(Trypanis167)

Go to the market Dimitri,
to Amyntos’ stall
and
get us three sweet fish -the little, cheap ones-
and
ten clams
and
twenty four cringing shrimps -let him count them for you himself-
and
come directly back.

Oh yeah,
And
on your way here get six garlands of roses from Thauvorious
and
quickly dash in and invite tender-shaped
Tryphera

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