Epigram 6.246

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 186
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 187

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κέντρα διωξικέλευθα, φιλορρώθωνά τε κημόν,
τόν τε περὶ στέρνοις κόσμον ὀδοντοφόρον,
κοἰσυΐνην ἔτι ῥάβδον ἐπὶ προθύροισι, Πόσειδον,
ἄνθετο σοὶ νίκης Χάρμος ἀπ᾽ Ἰσθμιάδος,

καὶ ψήκτρην ἵππων ἐρυσίτριχα, τὴν τ᾽ ἐπὶ νώτων
μάστιγα, ῥοίζου μητέρα καρχαλέην.
ἀλλὰ σύ, Κυανοχαῖτα, δέχευ τάδε, τὸν δὲ Λυκίνου
υἷα καὶ εἰς μεγάλην στέψον Ὀλυμπιάδα.

— Paton edition

Charmus from his Isthmian victory dedicates in thy porch, Poseidon, his spurs that urge the horse on its way, the muzzle that fits on its nose, its necklace of teeth, and his willow wand, also the comb that drags the horse’s hair, the whip for its flanks, rough mother of smacking blows. Accept these gifts, god of the steel-blue locks, and crown the son of Lycinus in the great Olympian contest too.

— Paton edition

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