Anthologia Palatina 5.172 = Meleager of Gadara
(1st cent. BCE)
Morning Star, you enemy of lovers, why have you speedily
Appeared above my bed, just as I was being warmed
By the skin of dear Demo? Would that you
Your swift course back and become the Evening Star,
O you who cast onto me a sweet light that feels most bitter!
For already once before you went backwards to meet Zeus’ Alcmene-
You’re not unpracticed in reversing your course!