Epigram 7.345

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 257

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ἐγὼ Φιλαινὶς ἡ πίβωτος ἀνθρώποις
ἐνταῦθα γήρᾳ τῷ μακρῷ κεκοίμημαι.
μὴ μ᾽, ὦ μάταιε ναῦτα, τὴν ἄκραν κάμπτων,
χλεύην τε ποιεῦ καὶ γέλωτα καὶ λάσθην.

οὐ γάρ, μὰ τὸν Ζῆν᾽ οὐδὲ τοὺς κάτω Κούρους,
οὐκ ἦν ἐς ἄνδρας μάχλος οὐδὲ δημώδης:
Πολυκράτης δὲ τὴν γονὴν Ἀθηναῖος,
λόγων τι παιπάλημα καὶ κακὴ γλῶσσα,
ἔγραψεν οἷ᾽ ἔγραψ᾽, ἐγὼ γὰρ οὐκ οἶδα.

— Paton edition

Filènide, tra gli uomini notoria, fui,
e per decrepita vecchiezza qui posai.
Doppiando il capo, marinaro frivolo,
di me non farti scherno, non m'offendere.
Io no, per Zeus, per figli miei defunti ormai,
non fui lasciva meretrice pubblica.
Un ateniese fu, fu quel Polícrate,
fu quella malalingua contafrottole,
che scrisse ciò che scrisse: tutte favole.
(trad. F.M. Pontani)

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Gow et Page, Hellenistic Epigrams, t. II, p. 3 : "P's alternative ascription to SImonides is evidently ridiculous (see p. 516). The ascription to Aeschrion depends upon Athenaeus (8.335B), who writes, Φιλαινίδος ... εἰς ἣν ἀναφέρεται τὸ περὶ ἀφροδισίων ἀκόλαστον σύγγραμμα, ὅπερ φησὶ ποιῆσαι Αἰσχρίων ὁ Σάμιος ἰαμβοποιὸς Πολυκράτη τὸν σοφιστὴν ἐπὶ διαβολῇ τῆς ἀνθρώπου σωφρονεστάτης γενομένης. There seems no reason to doubt this ascription (...)

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