Epigram 9.395

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ὡς οὐδὲν γλύκιον ἧς πατρίδος, εἶπεν Ὀδυσσεύς:
ἐν γὰρ τοῖς Κίρκης ἔκχυτον οὐκ ἔφαγεν,

οὗ μόνον εἰ καὶ καπνὸν ἀποθρῴσκοντ᾽ ἐνόησεν,
εἶπεν ἂν οἰμώζειν καὶ δέκα Πηνελόπαις.

— Paton edition

Odysseus said "nothing is sweeter than a man's
fatherland,"¹ for in Circe's isle he never ate cheese-
cake. If he had seen even the smoke curling up
from that² he would have sent ten Penelopes to the
deuce.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 Odyss. i. 34.

2 cp. Odyss. i. 58.

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