Epigram 11.247

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ἦ ^ πέλαγος πλέομεν, Διονύσιε, καὶ γεγέμισται
τὸ πλοῖον παντὸς πανταχόθεν πελάγους.

ἀντλεῖται δ᾽ Ἀδρίας, Τυρρηνικός, Ἰσσικός, Αἴγων
οὐ πλοῖον, πηγὴ δ᾽ Ὠκεανοῦ ξυλίνη.

ὁπλίζου, Καῖσαρ: Διονύσιος ἄρχεται ἤδη
οὐκέτι ναυκληρεῖν, ἀλλὰ θαλασσοκρατεῖν,

— Paton edition

Of a truth, Dionysius, we the seas sail, and the ship is full of every sea from all parts. The Adriatic, the Tyrrhene Sea, the Gulf of Issa, the Aegean, are running dry. This is no ship, but a wooden fountain of ocean. To arms, Caesar ! Dionysius begins already not to command a ship, but to command the seas.

— Paton edition

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