An easier way of getting your woman

οὐ μέλλω ῥεύσειν χρυσός ποτε: βοῦς δὲ γένοιτο
ἄλλος, χὠ μελίθρους κύκνος ἐπῃόνιος.
Ζηνὶ φυλασσέσθω τάδε παίγνια: τῇ δὲ Κορίννῃ
τοὺς ὀβολοὺς δώσω τοὺς δύο, κοὐ πέτομαι

I’ve no intention of turning into a shower of gold. Someone else can become a bull or a singing swan on the shore. Those tricks are for Zeus. I shall give Corinna her two obols and I don’t need wings.

Greek anthology 5.125 Lollius Bassus

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