Epigram 11.232

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αἰεὶ χρυσίον ἦσθα, Πολύκριτε: νῦν δὲ πεπωκὼς,
ἐξαπίνης ἐγένου λυσσομανές τι κακὸν
αἰεί μοι δοκέεις κακὸς ἔμμεναι. οἶνος ἐλέγχει
τὸν τρόπον: οὐκ ἐγένου νῦν κακός, ἀλλ᾽ ἐφάνης.

— Paton edition

You were always, Polycritus, as good as gold, but now after drinking you have suddenly become a sort of rabid curse. I believe you are always wicked; wine is the test of character ; it is not now that you become wicked, but now you have been shown to be so.

— Paton edition

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