by Meleager of Gadara (flourished 1st century BCE)
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Πλέξω λευκόιον, πλέξω δ᾽ ἁπαλὴν ἅμα...
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Πλέξω λευκόιον, πλέξω δ᾽ ἁπαλὴν ἅμα μύρτοις
νάρκισσον, πλέξω καὶ τὰ γελῶντα κρίνα,
πλέξω καὶ κρόκον ἡδὺν ἐπιπλέξω δ᾽ ὑάκινθον
πορφυρέην, πλέξω καὶ φιλέραστα ῥόδα,
ὡς ἂν ἐπὶ κροτάφοις μυροβοστρύχου Ἡλιοδώρας
εὐπλόκαμον χαίτην ἀνθοβολῇ στέφανος. 

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Confirmed with The Greek Anthology. With an English Translation by. W. R. Paton, London. William Heinemann Ltd., 1916.


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Je tresserai la giroflée blanche, je...
Language: French (Français)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Je tresserai la giroflée blanche, je tresserai le tendre narcisse 
avec les myrthes, je tresserai les lys [riants]1, 
je tresserai le doux safran, [et]2 encor l'hyacinthe pourpré, 
[et]2 aussi les roses chères à l'amour ; 
afin que, sur les tempes embaumées d'Héliodora, 
la couronne émaille de ses fleurs les belles boucles de sa chevelure.

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Confirmed with Anthologie grecque traduite sur le texte publié d'après le manuscrit palatin par Fr[iedrich] Jacobs, no French translator listed, Volume 1, Paris, Hachette, 1863, page 39.

1 Levadé: "joyeux"
2 omitted by Levadé

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