Epigram 11.350

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νήπιε, πῶς σε λέληθε Δίκης ζυγόν, οὐ νοέεις δὲ
ἀνδράσιν οὐχ ὁσίοις ψῆφον ὀφειλομένην;

ῥήτρῃ πιστεύεις πυκινόφρονι, σῇ τε μενοινῇ
ποικίλον αὐδῆσαι μῦθον ἐπισταμένῃ.

ἐλπίζειν ἔξεστι: Θέμιν δ᾽ οὐκ οἶδεν ἀμεῖψαι
τῆς σῆς ἠλεμάτου παίγνια φαντασίης.

— Paton edition

Fool, how hast thou failed to notice the balance
of Justice and dost not know the sentence due to
impious men ! Thou trustest in thy subtle rhetoric
and thy trained mind, which knows how to utter
a fallacious argument. Thou mayest hope if thou
wilt, but the play of thy vain fancy cannot change
Themis.

— Paton edition

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