Epigram 9.413

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ἡ τερεβινθώδης ὀλιγάμπελος οἷά τε βαιὴ
νησίς, ἀλλ᾽ ὁμαλὴ πᾶσα καὶ ἀστύφελος:
αἱ δ᾽ ἀγχοῦ, μεγάλαι τε καὶ εὐρέες, ἀλλ᾽ ἐπὶ πουλὺ
τρηχεῖαι: μεγέθει τοῦτο περισσότεραι.

καρποῖς, οὐ σταδίοισιν ἐρίζομεν οὐδὲ γὰρ αὖλαξ
Αἰγύπτου Λιβύης ψάμμου ἐπιστρέφεται.

— Paton edition

The terebinth island¹ has few vineyards, being
small, but is all flat and not rugged. The islands
near it are large and broad, but for the most part
rough, and superior in this only, their size. We
compete for crops, not for furlongs, just as the corn-
fields of Egypt take no count of the sands of
Libya.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 One of the small islands of the Prinkipo group in the sea of Marmara.

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