Epigram 11.191

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Ἆρες Ἄρες βροτολοιγέ, μιαιφόνε, παύεο, κουρεῦ,
τέμνων οὐ γὰρ ἔχεις οὐκέτι ποῦ με τεμεῖς:
ἀλλ᾽ ἤδη μεταβὰς ἐπὶ τοὺς μύας ἢ τὰ κάτωθεν
τῶν γονάτων, οὕτω τέμνε με, καὶ παρέχω.

νῦν μὲν γὰρ μυιῶν ὁ τόπος γέμει: ἢν δ᾽ ἐπιμείνῃς,
ὄψει καὶ γυπῶν ἔθνεα καὶ κοράκων.

— Paton edition

“Ares, Ares, destroyer of men, blood-fiend,” cease, barber, from cutting me, for you have no place left in which to cut me. But change now to my muscles and my legs below the knees, and cut me there, and I will let you. For even now the shop is full of flies, and if you persist, you will see the tribes of vultures and ravens here.

— Paton edition

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