Epigram 9.409

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εἴ τινα μὴ τέρπει λωτοῦ † χέλυς,^ ἢ γλυκὺς ἦχος
ψαλμῶν, ἢ τριγέρων νεκτάρεος Βρόμιος,
ἢ πεῦκαι, κῶμοι,^ στέφανοι, μύρα, λιτὰ δὲ δειπνῶν
λαθροπόδας τρώκταις χερσὶ τίθησι τόκους,

οὗτος ἐμοὶ τέθνηκε † περὶ μνῆστιν δὲ παρέρπω
νεκρόν, ἐς ἀλλοτρίους φειδόμενον φάρυγας:

— Paton edition

If there be one who does not take delight in the
strains of the flute and the sweet sound of harp-
playing, or in nectareous wine, oldest of the old, or
in torches, revels, garlands, and scent, but who takes
a frugal supper and stores up with greedy hands the
fruits of stealthy-footed usury, to me he is dead,
and I pass by the . . . corpse, who hoards for the
weasands of others.

— Paton edition

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