Epigram 11.87

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Τιμόμαχον τὸν μακρὸν ὁ πεντόργυιος ἐχώρει
οἶκος, ὑπὲρ γαίης πάντοτε κεκλιμένον
στῆναι δ᾽ εἲ ποτ᾽ ἔχρῃζεν, ἔδει τοὺς παῖδας ἀπ᾽ ὄρθρου
τὴν ὀροφὴν τρῆσαι πέντ᾽ ἐπὶ πέντε πόδας.

— Paton edition

The house five fathoms long had room for tall
Timomachus if he always lay on the floor ; but if he
ever wanted to stand, his slaves had to bore a hole
in the roof in the morning five feet by five.

— Paton edition

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