Epigram 12.212

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 601


αἰαῖ μοι: τί πάλιν δεδακρυμένον, ἢ τί κατηφές,
παιδίον; εἶπον ἁπλῶς: μηδ᾽ ὀδύνα: τί θέλεις;
τὴν χέρα μοι κοίλην προσενήνοχας: ὡς ἀπόλωλα:
μισθὸν ἴσως αἰτεῖς: τοῦτ᾽ ἔμαθες δὲ πόθεν;

οὐκέτι σοι κοπτῆς φίλιαι πλάκες οὐδὲ μελιχρὰ
σήσαμα, καὶ καρύων παίγνιος εὐστοχίη:
ἀλλ᾽ ἤδη πρὸς κέρδος ἔχεις φρένας. ὡς ὁ διδάξας
τεθνάτω οἷόν μου παιδίον ἠφάνικεν.

— Paton edition

Woe is me! Why in tears again and so woebegone, my lad? Tell me plainly; don’t give me pain; what do you want? You hold out the hollow of your hand to me. I am done for! You are begging perhaps for payment; and where did you learn that? You no longer love slices of seed-cake and sweet sesame, and nuts to play at shots with, but already your mind is set on gain. May he who taught you perish! What a boy of mine he has spoilt!

— Paton edition



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