Epigram 6.56

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 151

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Κισσοκόμαν Βρομίῳ Σάτυρον σεσαλαγμένον οἴνῳ
ἀμπελοεργὸς ἀνὴρ ἄνθετο Ληναγόρας:
τῷ δὲ καρηβαρέοντι δορήν, τρίχα, κισσόν, ὀπώπην,
πάντα λέγοις μεθύειν, πάντα συνεκλέλυται:

καὶ φύσιν ἀφθόγγοισι τύποις μιμήσατο τέχνη,
ὕλης ἀντιλέγειν μηδὲν ἀνασχομένης.

— Paton edition

Lenagoras, a vine-dresser, dedicated to Bacchus an ivy-crowned Satyr overloaded with wine. His head is nodding and you would say that everything in him is drunk, everything is unsteady, the fawn-skin, his hair, the ivy, his eyes. Art with her mute moulding imitates even Nature, and Matter does not venture to oppose her.

— Paton edition

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