Epigram 11.140

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 527
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 528

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τούτοις τοῖς παρὰ δεῖπνον ἀοιδομάχοις λογολέσχαις,
τοῖς ἀπ᾽ Ἀριστάρχου γραμματολικριφίσιν,
οἷς οὐ σκῶμμα λέγειν, οὐ πεῖν φίλον, ἀλλ᾽ ἀνάκεινται
νηπυτιευόμενοι Νέστορι καὶ Πριάμῳ,

μή με βάλῃς κατὰ λέξιν ἕλωρ καὶ κύρμα γενέσθαι.
σήμερον οὐ δειπνῶ μῆνιν ἄειδε θεά.

— Paton edition

To these praters, these verse-fighters of the supper table, these slippery dominies of Aristarchus’ school who care not for making a joke or drinking, but lie there playing infantile games with Nestor and Priam, cast me not literally "to be their prey and spoil.” To-day I don’t sup on " Sing, O Goddess, the wrath.”

— Paton edition

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[2022-01-17 14:44] Epigram 11.140: Addition of Manuscript 6382 by “maximeguénette

[2022-01-17 14:42] Epigram 11.140: Creation of Scholium 11.140.1 by “maximeguénette

[2022-01-17 14:42] Epigram 11.140: Addition of Manuscript 6380 by “maximeguénette

[2021-11-21 22:04] Epigram 11.140: initial revision

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