Epigram 6.25

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 145

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κεκμηὼς χρονίῃς πεπονηκότα δίκτυα θήρᾐ
ἄνθετο ταῖς Νύμφαις ταῦτα γέρων Κινύρης:
οὐ γὰρ ἔτι τρομερῇ παλάμῃ περιηγέα κόλπον
εἶχεν ἀκοντίζειν οἰγομένοιο λίνου.

εἰ δ᾽ ὀλίγου δώρου τελέθει δόσις, οὐ τόδε, Νύμφαι,
μέμψις, ἐπεὶ Κινύρου ταῦθ᾽ ὅλος ἔσκε βίος.

— Paton edition

Old Cinyras, weary of long fishing, dedicates to
the Nymphs this worn sweep-net; for no longer
could his trembling hand cast it freely to open
in an enfolding circle. If the gift is but a small
one, it is not his fault, ye Nymphs, for this was
all Cinyras had to live on.

— Paton edition

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