Epigram 11.406

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τοῦ γρυποῦ Νίκωνος ὁρῶ τὴν ῥῖνα, Μένιππε:
αὐτὸς δ᾽ οὐ μακρὰν φαίνεται εἶναι ἔτι.
πλὴν ἥξει, μείνωμεν ὅμως: εἰ γὰρ πολύ, πέντε
τῆς ῥινὸς σταδίους, οἴομαι, οὐκ ἀπέχει.

ἀλλ᾽ αὐτὴ μέν, ὁρᾷς, προπορεύεται: ἢν δ᾽ ἐπὶ βουνὸν
ὑψηλὸν στῶμεν, καὐτὸν ἐσοψόμεθα.

— Paton edition

I see Nicon’s hooked nose, Menippus, and it is
evident that he himself is not far off. Well, he will
come; let us wait all the same, for at most he is
not, I suppose, more than half a mile from his nose.
But it, as you see, comes on in front of him, and
if we stand on a high hill we shall get a view of
him too.

— Paton edition

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[2022-01-12 19:59] Epigram 11.406: Addition of Text (I see Nicon’s hooked nose, …) by “maximeguénette

[2022-01-12 19:58] Epigram 11.406: Addition of Text (De l'homme au nez crochu, …) by “maximeguénette

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