Epigram 6.257

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 191

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τίς με, Διωνύσῳ πεπλασμένον ἀμφιφορῆα,
τίς με, τὸν Ἀδριακοῦ νέκταρος οἰνοδόκον,
Δηοῦς ἐπλήρωσε; τίς ὁ φθόνος εἰς ἐμὲ Βάκχου,
ἢ σπάνις οἰκείου τεύχεος ἀσταχύων;
ἀμφοτέρους ᾔσχυνε: σεσύληται μὲν ὁ Βάκχος,
Δημήτηρ δὲ Μέθην σύντροφον οὐ δέχεται,

— Paton edition

Who filled me with the gifts of Demeter, the amphora fashioned for Bacchus, the recipient of Adriatic wine sweet as nectar ? Why should he grudge me to Bacchus, or what scarcity was there of proper vessels for corn? He insulted both divinities; Bacchus has been robbed, and Demeter does not receive Methé into her society.

— Paton edition

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