Epigram 9.357

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.416

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τέσσαρὲς εἰσιν ἀγῶνες ἀν᾽ Ἑλλάδα, τέσσαρες ἱροί,
οἱ δύο μὲν θνητῶν, οἱ δύο δ᾽ ἀθανάτων
Ζηνός, Λητοΐδαο, Παλαίμονος, Ἀρχεμόροιο.
ἆθλα δὲ τῶν, κότινος, μῆλα, σέλινα, πίτυς.

— Paton edition

There are four games in Greece, two sacred to
mortals and two to immortals : to Zeus, Apollo,
Palaemon, and Archemorus, and their prizes are
wild-olive, apples, celery, and pine-branches.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 The games are the Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean ones. The crown of pine was the Isthmian pine, the celery the Nemean. The Pythian apples (instead of laurel) are mentioned by other late writers.

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