Epigram 6.72

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 154

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εἶδον ἐγὼ τὸν πτῶκα καθήμενον ἐγγὺς ὀπώρης
βακχιάδος, πουλὺν βότρυν ἀμεργόμενον:
ἀγρονόμῳ δ᾽ ἀγόρευσα, καὶ ἔδρακεν ἀπροϊδὴς δὲ
ἐγκέφαλον πλήξας ἐξεκύλισε λίθῳ.

εἶπε δὲ καὶ χαίρων ὁ γεωπόνος:
ἆ τάχα Βάκχῳ

λοιβῆς καὶ θυέων μικτὸν ἔδωκα γέρας.

— Paton edition

I saw the hare sitting near the vine, nibbling off
many grapes. I called the farmer, who saw it,
and surprising it he knocked out its brains with
a stone. He said in triumph, " It seems I have
given a double gift to Bacchus, a libation and a
sacrifice."

— Paton edition

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