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Αρτίωσ μ᾽ ἀ χρυσοπέδιλλοσ Ἀύωσ. [transcription]

Just now the golden-sandalled Dawn [has called].

There could hardly be a more beautiful epithet than "golden-sandalled" to apply to the Dawn. It is fully equal in this respect to "rosy-fingered," and in Greek both words are beautiful in sound.

This is quoted by Ammonius of Alexandria about A.D. 400 to show Sappho's use of Ἀρτίωσ [transcription] .

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