Epigram 6.191

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 174

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ἐκ πενίης, ὡς οἶσθ᾽, ἀκραιφνέος ἀλλὰ δικαίης,
Κύπρις, ταῦτα δέχευ δῶρα Λεωνίδεω:
πορφυρέην ταύτην ἐπιφυλλίδα, τὴν θ᾽ ἁλίπαστον
δρύπεπα, καὶ ψαιστῶν τὴν νομίμην θυσίην,

σπονδὴν θ᾽, ἣν ἀσάλευτον ἀφύλισα, καὶ τὰ μελιχρὰ
σῦκα. σὺ δ᾽, ὡς νούσου, ῥύεο καὶ πενίης:
καὶ τότε βουθυτέοντὰ μ᾽ ἐσόψεαι. ἀλλὰ σύ, δαῖμον,
σπεύδοις ἀντιλαβεῖν τὴν ἀπ᾽ ἐμεῦ χάριτα.

— Paton edition

Receive, Cypris, these gifts of Leonidas out of a poverty which is, as thou knowest, untempered but honest, these purple gleanings from the vine, this pickled olive, the prescribed sacrifice of barley cake, a libation of wine which I strained off without shaking the vessel, and the sweet figs. Save me from want, as thou hast saved me from sickness, and then thou shall see me sacrificing cattle. But hasten, goddess, to earn and receive my thanks.

— Paton edition

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