Epigram 6.245

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 186

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Καρπαθίην ὅτε νυκτὸς ἅλα στρέψαντος ἀήτου
λαίλαπι Βορραίῃ κλασθὲν ἐσεῖδε κέρας,

εὔξατο κῆρα φυγών, Βοιώτιε, σοί με, Κάβειρε
δέσποτα, χειμερίης ἄνθεμα ναυτιλίης,

ἀρτήσειν ἁγίοις τόδε λώπιον ἐν προπυλαίοις
Διογένης ἀλέκοις δ᾽ ἀνέρι καὶ πενίην.

— Paton edition

Diogenes, when he saw his yard-arm broken by the blast of Boreas, as the tempest lashed the Carpathian sea by night, vowed, if he escaped death, to hang me, this little cloak, in thy holy porch, Boeotian Cabirus, in memory of that stormy voyage; and I pray thee keep poverty too from his door.

— Paton edition

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