Epigram 6.259

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 191

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τίς τὸν ἄχνουν Ἑρμῆν σε παρ᾽ ὑσπλήγεσσιν ἔθηκεν;— Ἑρμογένης. — τίνος ὤν; — Δαϊμένευς. — ποδαπός; —

Ἀντιοχεύς. — τιμῶν σε χάριν τίνος;—
ὡς συναρωγὸν

ἐν σταδίοις.
— ποίοις;— Ἰσθμόθι κἠν Νεμέᾳ. —
ἔτρεχε γάρ; — καὶ πρῶτος. — ἑλὼν τίνας; —
Ἐννέ παῖδας:


ἔπτη δ᾽ ὡς ἂν ἔχων τοὺς πόδας ἡμετέρους.

— Paton edition

A. Who set thee up, the beardless Hermes, by the starting point of the course ?
B. Hermogenes.
A. Whose son?
B. Daimenes’.
A. From whence?
B. From Antioch.
A. Why did he honour thee ?
B. As his helper in the race.
A. What race?
B. At Isthmus and Nemea.
A. He ran there, then?
B. Yes, and came in first.
A. Whom did he beat?
B. Nine other boys, and he flew as if he had my feet.

— Paton edition

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