Epigram 11.359

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ὦ τῆς ἁπάσης δυνάμεως ὑπέρτατε,
σῶσόν με τὸν δύστηνον ἐκ παντὸς φθόνου.
θέλεις ἀκοῦσαι, βούλομαι κἀγὼ λέγειν
τὸ γὰρ θέλημα τὴν χάριν τίκτει διπλῆν,

διπλοῦν τε κάλλος τῷ λόγῳ χαρίζεται
λέγοντι κόσμος, καὶ κλύοντι σεμνότης.
φωστὴρ γὰρ εἶ σὺ καὶ λόγων καὶ τῶν νόμων,
νόμοις δικάζων καὶ λόγοισιν ἐκπρέπων.
αἴλουρον εἶδον χρυσίου τὸν πρίγκιπα,

ἢ βδέλλαν ὠμήν, χρυσοκόλλητον χόλον.

— Paton edition

O thou who art higher than all power, save my
wretched self from all envy. Thou wouldest hear
and I, too, would speak ; for the wish gives birth to
double pleasure, while elegance on the speaker’s part
and gravity on the hearer’s bestow double beauty on
the speech. Thou art the luminary of speech and
of laws, judging by law and excelling in speech.

— Paton edition

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