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“Shuttles that sang at dawn”: a dedicatory epigram for Athena

We are delighted to share this translation, done by community member Jack Vaughan, of a beautiful, little epigram from the Greek Anthology. This epigram seems to be one example of a traditional dedication of wool-working tools to Athena. Other examples from the Greek Anthology include 6.160 and 6.174. Why are the shuttles compared to swallows that sing at dawn? Why is the spindle described as "swimming?" Hour 25 members can… Read more