Epigram 6.166

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 170

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εἰκόνα τῆς κήλης Διονύσιος ὧδ᾽ ἀνέθηκεν,
σωθεὶς ἐκ ναυτῶν τεσσαράκοντα μόνος:
τοῖς μηροῖς αὐτὴν γὰρ ὑπερδήσας ἐκολύμβα.
ἔστ᾽ οὖν καὶ κήλης ἔν τισιν εὐτυχίη.

— Paton edition

Dionysius, the only one saved out of forty sailors, dedicated here the image of his hydrocele, tying which close to his thighs he swam to shore. So even a hydrocele brings luck on some occasions.

— Paton edition

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