Epigram 11.389

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εἰ μὲν ζῇς ἐλάφου ταναὸν χρόνον, ἠὲ κορώνης,
συγγνώμη πλεῖστον πλοῦτον ἀγειρομένῳ:
εἰ δὲ τίς ἐσσι βροτῶν, οὓς αὐτίκα γῆρας ἰάπτει,
μὴ σὲ γ᾽ ἀπειρεσίων οἶστρος ἕλῃ κτεάνων

μὴ σὺ μὲν ἀτλήτοισιν ἐν ἄλγεσι θυμὸν ὀλέσσῃς,
χρήσωνται δ᾽ ἄλλοι σοῖς ἀγαθοῖς ἀπόνως.

— Paton edition

If thou livest the long years of a stag or crow
thou mayest be pardoned for amassing vast wealth,
but if thou art one of mortal men, whom old age
right soon assails, let not the furious desire of im-
measurable possessions beset thee, lest thou destroy
thy soul in insufferable torture and others use thy
goods without toiling for them.

— Paton edition

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[2022-01-12 16:24] Epigram 11.389: Addition of Text (If thou livest the long …) by “maximeguénette

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