Epigram 11.227

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θᾶττον ποιήσει μέλι κάνθαρος ἢ γάλα κώνωψ,
ἢ σύ τι ποιήσεις, σκορπίος ὤν, ἀγαθόν.
οὔτε γὰρ αὐτὸς ἑκοντὶ ποιεῖς, οὔτ᾽ ἄλλον ἀφίης,
ὡς ἀστὴρ Κρονικὸς πᾶσιν ἀπεχθόμενος.

— Paton edition

Sooner shall a beetle make honey or a mosquito milk than thou, being a scorpion, shalt do any good. For neither dost thou do good willingly thyself, nor dost thou allow another to do it, hated as thou art by all like Saturn’s star.

— Paton edition

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