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Malus medica.

The citron


Aurea sunt Veneris poma haec: iucundus amaror
Indicat, est Graecis sic γλυκύπικρος amor.[1]

These golden fruits belong to Venus: the sweet bitterness tells us that. Even so is love glukupikros for the Greeks.


1. аγλυκύπικρος, ‘bitter-sweet’, a concept often applied to Love in Hellenistic epigrams. See Emblem 112 ([A21a112]).

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