Epigram 6.306

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 200

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Χύτρον τοι, ταύτην τε κρεαγρίδα, καὶ βαθυκαμπῆ
κλεῖδα συῶν, καὶ τὰν ἐτνοδόνον τορύναν,
καὶ πτερίναν ῥιπῖδα, ταναίχαλκόν τε λέβητα,
σὺν πελέκει, καὶ τὰν λαιμοτόμον σφαγίδα,

ζωμοῦ τ᾽ ἀμφ᾽ ὀβελοῖσιν ἀρυστρίδα, τόν τε μαγῆα
σπόγγον ὑπὸ στιβαρᾷ κεκλιμένον κοπίδι,
καὶ τοῦτον δικάρανον ἁλοτρίβα, σὺν δὲ θυείαν
εὔπετρον, καὶ τὰν κρειοδόκον σκαφίδα,
οὑψοπόνος Σπίνθηρ Ἑρμῇ τάδε σύμβολα τέχνας

θήκατο, δουλοσύνας ἄχθος ἀπωσάμενος.

— Paton edition

Spinther, the cook, when he shook off the burden of slavery, gave these tokens of his calling to Hermes : his pipkin, this flesh-hook, his highly-curved pork-spit (?), the stirrer for soup, his feather fan, and his bronze cauldron, together with his axe and slaughtering-knife, his soup-ladle beside the spits, his sponge for wiping, resting beneath the strong chopper, this two-headed pestle, and with it the stone mortar and the trough for holding meat.

— Paton edition

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