Epigram 9.369

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.420

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πάγκαλὸν ἐστ᾽ ἐπίγραμμα τὸ δίστιχον ἢν δὲ παρέλθῃς
τοὺς τρεῖς, ῥαψῳδεῖς, κοὐκ ἐπίγραμμα λέγεις.

— Paton edition

An epigram of two lines has every merit, and if
you exceed three lines it is rhapsody, not epigram.

— Paton edition

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