Epigram 11.379

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οὔ τις ἀλοιητῆρας ἰδεῖν τέτληκεν ὀδόντας
ὑμετέρους, ἵνα σοῖς ἐν μεγάροις πελάσῃ:
εἰ γὰρ ἀεὶ βούβρωστιν ἔχεις Ἐρυσίχθονος αὐτοῦ,
ναὶ τάχα δαρδάψεις καὶ φίλον ὃν καλέεις.

ἀλλ᾽ οὐ σεῖο μέλαθρά με δέξεται: οὐ γὰρ ἔγωγε
βήσομαι ὑμετέρῃ γαστρὶ φυλαξόμενος.
εἰ δὲ ποτ᾽ ἐς τεὸν οἶκον ἐλεύσομαι, οὐ μέγ᾽ ἄνυσσεν
Λαρτιάδης Σκύλλης χάσμασιν ἀντιάσας:
ἀλλ᾽ ἔσομαι πολύτλας τις ἐγὼ πλέον, εἰ σὲ περήσω,

Κύκλωπος κρυεροῦ μηδὲν ἐλαφρότερον.

— Paton edition

No one has the courage to look on your grinders
so that none approach your house, for if you always
have the famine of Erysichthon himself you will
even perhaps devour the friend you invite. Your
halls will never see me enter them, for I am not
going there to be kept for your belly. But if I
ever do go to your house it was no great prowess of
Ulysses to face the jaws of Scylla. Rather shall I
be much more “ all-daring ” than he, if I manage
to get past you who are no less fearful than the
heart-chilling Cyclops.

— Paton edition






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