Epigram 11.309

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Θαρσύμαχε, πλοῦτον πολὺν ὤλεσας ἐξ ἐπιβουλῆς,
εἰς οὐδὲν δ᾽ ἥκεις ἄθλιος ἐξαπίνης,
φεισάμενος, δανίσας, τοκίσας τόκον, ὑδροποτήσας,
πολλάκι μηδὲ φαγών, ὥστε τι πλεῖον ἔχειν.

ἀλλ᾽ εἴ μοι λογίσαιο τὸ πεινῆν καὶ τότε καὶ νῦν,
οὐδὲν ἔλαττον ἔχεις ὧν τότ᾽ ἔδοξας ἔχειν.

— Paton edition

Thrasymachus, you lost great wealth by a plot, and, poor fellow, you have suddenly come to naught after all your economising, lending, exacting interest, drinking water, often not even eating, so as to have a little more money. But if you calculate what starvation was then and what it is now, you have no less now than you then seemed to have.

— Paton edition

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