Epigram 11.95

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τὸν μικρὸν Μάκρωνα θέρους κοιμώμενον εὑρὼν
εἰς τρώγλην μικρὸς τοῦ ποδὸς εἵλκυσε μῦς.
ὃς δ᾽ ἐν τῇ τρώγλῃ ψιλὸς τὸν μῦν ἀποπνίξας,

Ζεῦ πάτερ, εἶπεν, ἔχεις δεύτερον Ἡρακλέα.

— Paton edition

A small mouse finding little Macron asleep one
summer’s day dragged him into its hole by his foot.
But he in the hole, though unarmed, strangled the
mouse and said, “Father Zeus, thou hast a second
Heracles.”

— Paton edition

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