Epigram 9.331

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On Wine and Water

Codex Palatinus 23, p.412

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αἱ Νύμφαι τὸν Βάκχον, ὅτ᾽ ἐκ πυρὸς ἥλαθ᾽ ὁ κοῦρος,
νίψαν ὑπὲρ τέφρης ἄρτι κυλιόμενον.
τοὔνεκα σὺν Νύμφαις Βρόμιος φίλος: ἢν δέ νιν εἴργῃς
μίσγεσθαι, δέξῃ πῦρ ἔτι καιόμενον.

— Paton edition

The Nymphs washed Bacchus when he leapt from
the fire above the ashes he had just been rolling in.¹
Therefore Bacchus is thy friend when united with
the Nymphs, but if thou preventest their union thou
shalt take to thee a still burning fire.

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures
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Paton Edition: 1 He was born when his mother Semele was consumed by the lightning.

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