Epigram 7.736

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 324

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μὴ φθείρευ, ὤνθρωπε, περιπλάνιον βίον ἕλκων,
ἄλλην ἐξ ἄλλης εἰς χθόν᾽ ἀλινδόμενος,
μὴ φθείρευ, κἂν εἴ σε περιστέψαιτο καλιὴ
ἣν θάλποι μικκὸν πῦρ ἀνακαιόμενον,
εἰ καί σοι λιτή τε καὶ οὐκ εὐάλφιτος εἴη
φυστὴ ἐνὶ γρώνῃ μασσομένη παλάμαις,
ἢ καί σοι γλήχων, ἢ καὶ θύμον, ἢ καὶ ὁ πικρὸς
ἁδυμιγὴς εἴη χόνδρος ἐποψίδιος.

— Paton edition

Vex not thyself, O man, leading a vagrant life,
rolled from one land to another. Vex not thyself
if thou hast a little hut to cover thee, warmed by a
little fire, if thou hast a poor cake of no fine
meal kneaded by thy hands in a stone trough, if thou
hast mint or thyme for a relish or even coarse salt
not unsweetened.

— Paton edition

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