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  • You meet your friend, your face brightens — / you have struck gold.

    • Kassia
  • Poverty? Wealth? Seek neither — / One causes swollen heads, / The other, swollen bellies.

    • Kassia
  • Wealth covers sin — the poor / Are naked as a pin.

    • Kassia,
    • "Epigrams" (c. 9th c.), in Joanna Bankier and Deirdre Lashgari, eds., Women Poets of the World ()

Kassia, Greek poet, nun

(9th c.)