Epigram 6.165

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 169
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 170

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στρεπτὸν Βασσαρικοῦ ῥόμβον θιάσοιο μύωπα,
καὶ σκύλος ἀμφιδόρου στικτὸν ἀχαιίνεω,
καὶ κορυβαντείων ἰαχήματα χάλκεα ῥόπτρων,
καὶ θύρσου χλοερὸν κωνοφόρου κάμακα,

καὶ κούφοιο βαρὺν τυπάνου βρόμον, ἠδὲ φορηθὲν
πολλάκι μιτροδέτου λῖκνον ὕπερθε κόμης,
Εὐάνθη Βάκχῳ, τὴν ἔντρομον ἁνίκα θύρσοις
ἄτρομον εἰς προπόσεις χεῖρα μετημφίασεν.

— Paton edition

Evanthe, when she transferred her hand from the unsteady service of the thyrsus to the steady service of the wine-cup, dedicated to Bacchus her whirling tambourine that stirs the rout of the Bacchants to fury, this dappled spoil of a flayed fawn, her clashing brass corybantic cymbals, her green thyrsus surmounted by a pine-cone, her light, but deeply-booming drum, and the winnowing-basket she often carried raised above her snooded hair.

— Paton edition

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