Epigram 6.163

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 169

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τίς τάδε μοι θνητῶν τὰ περὶ θριγκοῖσιν ἀνῆψε
σκῦλα, παναισχίστην τέρψιν Ἐνυαλίου ;
οὔτε γὰρ αἰγανέαι περιαγέες, οὔτε τι πήληξ
ἄλλοφος, οὔτε φόνῳ χρανθὲν ἄρηρε σάκος:

ἀλλ᾽ αὔτως γανόωντα καὶ ἀστυφέλικτα σιδάρῳ
οἷά περ οὐκ ἐνοπᾶς, ἀλλὰ χορῶν ἔναρα:
οἷς θάλαμον κοσμεῖτε γαμήλιον ὅπλα δὲ λύθρῳ
λειβόμενα βροτέῳ σηκὸς Ἄρηος ἔχοι.

— Paton edition

What mortal hung here on the wall these spoils in which it were disgraceful for Ares to take delight ? Here are set no jagged spears, no plume less helmet, no shield stained with blood; but all are so polished, so undinted by the steel, as they were spoils of the dance and not of the battle. With these adorn a bridal chamber, but let the precinct of Ares contain arms dripping with the blood of
men.

— Paton edition

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