Epigram 11.91

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ἐν καλάμῳ πήξας ἀθέρα Στρατόνικος ὁ λεπτός,
καὶ τριχὸς ἐκδήσας, αὑτὸν ἀπηγχόνισεν
καὶ τί γάρ; οὐχὶ κάτω βρῖσεν βαρύς: ἀλλ᾽ ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν,
νηνεμίας οὔσης, νεκρὸς ἄνω πέταται.

— Paton edition

Thin Stratonicus fixed on a reed a spike of com and
attaching himself to it by a hair hanged himself.
And what happened ? He was not heavy enough to
hang down, but his dead body flies in the air above
his gallows, although there is no wind.

— Paton edition

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