Epigram 9.484

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.441

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ἀσκὸν τῶν ἀνέμων ἔλαβέν ποτε δῶρον Ὀδυσσεὺς
πόντον ἐπιπλείων χρῆμα γὰρ ἦν τι μέγα.
ἀλλ᾽ ἐμὸς Αἰόλος οὗτος ἔχων ἀνεμώλιον ἦτορ,
ὄρνεον ἐκπέμπει τῶν ἀνέμων γεμίσας.

πνεύματά μοι πτερόεντα, φίλος, ναὶ πνεύματα πέμπεις:
οὐ δύναμαι δὲ φαγεῖν θλιβομένους ἀνέμους.

— Paton edition

Odysseus once, when sailing on the sea, received
as a gift a bag of winds — a very valuable thing.
But this my Aeolus of the windy heart sends me a
fowl stuffed with wind. You send me winged winds,
my friend, yes wind, and I can't eat compressed air.

— Paton edition

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