Epigram 11.254

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πάντα καθ᾽ ἱστορίην ὀρχούμενος, ἓν τὸ μέγιστον
τῶν ἔργων παριδὼν ἠνίασας μεγάλως.
τὴν μὲν γὰρ Νιόβην ὀρχούμενος, ὡς λίθος ἔστης,
καὶ πάλιν ὢν Καπανεύς, ἐξαπίνης ἔπεσες:

ἀλλ᾽ ἐπὶ τῆς Κανάκης ἀφυῶς, ὅτι καὶ ξίφος ἦν σοι
καὶ ζῶν ἐξῆλθες: τοῦτο παρ᾽ ἱστορίην,

— Paton edition

You played in the ballet everything according to the story, but by overlooking one very important action you highly displeased us. Dancing the part of Niobe you stood like a stone, and again when you were Capaneus you suddenly fell down. But in the case of Canace you were not clever, for you had a sword, but yet left the stage alive; that was not according to the story.

— Paton edition

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