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From Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents, edited by Thomas K. Hubbard (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).

6.38 Meleager, AP 12.95 (77 GP)

If the Loves cherish you, Philocles, and myrrh-breathed Seduction
And the Graces who gather flowers of beauty,
May you hold Diodorus in your embrace, may sweet Dorotheus
Sing across from you, and Callicrates sit on your knee.
May Dio give pleasure, stretching out your horn in his hand
(That hits the spot!), and may Uliades retract its tip.
May Philo give you a kiss, Theron chatter,
And may you diddle Eudemus’ nipple under his cloak.
Blessed man, if the god should give you all these delights,
What a mixed grill of boys you would cook!

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