Theocritus

(315 BC - 260 BC / Greece)

For a Statue of Æscalupius Poem by Theocritus


Far as Miletus travelled Paean's son;
There to be guest of Nicias, guest of one
Who heals all sickness; and who still reveres
Him, for his sake this cedarn image rears.
The sculptor's hand right well did Nicias fill;
And here the sculptor lavished all his skill.

Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012

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