Praxilla, Frag 1 (747; Zenobius Proverbs 4.21)

Most beautiful of what I leave is the light of the sun
Second: bright stars and the face of the moon
But also: ripe cucumbers, apples, and pears.

κάλλιστον μὲν ἐγὼ λείπω φάος ἠελίοιο
δευτερον ἄστρα φαεινὰ σεληναίης τε πρόσωπον
ἠδὲ καὶ ὡραίους σικύους καὶ μῆλα καὶ ὄχνας;

Hope you didn’t think Sappho was the only female lyric poet. Praxilla survives, mocked by Aristophanes but quoted by Zenobius.

(Yeah, Zenobius. We all know him.)

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