Epigram 9.407

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Δμώιον Ἱπποκράτευς ἔθανε βρέφος, ἐς πλατὺ πόντου
χεῖλος γειτοσύνης ἑρπύσαν ἐκ καλύβης,

πλεῖον ἐπεὶ μαζῶν ἔπιεν ποτόν. ἔρρε θάλασσα
ἣ βρέφος ὡς μήτηρ ψεύσαο δεξαμένη.

— Paton edition

The slave-child of Hippocrates, having crept from
the neighbouring cottage to the broad edge of the
sea, died of drinking more than it had drunk at the
breast. Out on thee, Sea, who didst receive the baby
as a mother, and didst deceive it !

— Paton edition

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