Epigram 7.5

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 208

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%2Οὐδ᾽ εἴ με χρύσειον ἀπὸ ῥαιστῆρος Ὅμηρον
στήσητε φλογέαις ἐν Διὸς ἀστεροπαῖς,
οὐκ εἴμ᾽ οὐδ᾽ ἔσομαι Σαλαμίνιος, οὐδ᾽ ὁ Μέλητος
Δμησαγόρου: μὴ ταῦτ᾽ ὄμμασιν Ἑλλὰς ἴδοι.

ἄλλον ποιητὴν βασανίζετε: τἀμὰ δέ, Μοῦσαι
καὶ Χίος, Ἑλλήνων παισὶν ἀείσετ᾽ ἔπη.

— Paton edition

No, not even if you set me, Homer, up all of beaten
gold in the burning lightning of Zeus, I am not and
will not be a Salaminian, I the son of Meles will not
be the son of Dmesagoras ; let not Greece look on
that. Tempt some other poet, but is you, Chios,
who with the Muses shall sing my verses to the sons
of Hellas.

— Paton modified

Scholium

Scholium 7.5.1

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% Οὐδ εἴ με χρύσειον ἀπὸ ῥαιστῆρος Ὅμηρον
στήσητε φλογέαις ἐν Διὸς ἀστεροπαῖς ,
οὐκ εἴμ οὐδ ἔσομαι Σαλαμίνιος , οὐδ Μέλητος
Δμησαγόρου : μὴ ταῦτ ὄμμασιν Ἑλλὰς ἴδοι .

ἄλλον ποιητὴν βασανίζετε : τἀμὰ δέ , Μοῦσαι
καὶ Χίος , Ἑλλήνων παισὶν ἀείσετ ἔπη .

No , not even if you set me , Homer , up all of beaten
gold in the burning lightning of Zeus , I am not and
will not be a Salaminian , I the son of Meles will not
be the son of Dmesagoras ; let not Greece look on
that . Tempt some other poet , but is you , Chios ,
who with the Muses shall sing my verses to the sons
of Hellas .

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