Epigram 9.496

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.442


ὦ Στοϊκῶν μύθων εἰδήμονες, ὦ πανάριστα
δόγματα, ταῖς ἱεραῖς ἐνθέμενοι σελίσιν,
τὰν ἀρετὰν ψυχᾶς ἀγαθὸν μόνον ἅδε γὰρ ἀνδρῶν
μούνα καὶ βίοτον ῥύσατο καὶ πόλιας.

σαρκὸς δ᾽ ἁδυπάθημα, φίλον τέλος ἀνδράσιν ἄλλοις,
ἡ μία τῶν Μνήμης ᾔνεσε θυγατέρων:

— Paton edition

Hail ! ye who are learned in the Stoic lore, ye
whose holy pages contain the very best of doctrines,
that virtue is the soul's only good. This is the only
doctrine that saves the lives and cities of men. But
indulgence of the flesh, an end dear to others, is only
approved by one of all Mnemosyne's daughters.¹

— Paton edition



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Paton Edition: 1 i.e. Erato.


L'épigramme est anonyme dans les manuscrits palatin et planudéen. C'est chez Diogène de Laërce (VI. 14) qu'on trouve l'attribution à Athénée.

Diog. VI. 14 : ὅθεν καὶ Ἀθήναιος ὁ ἐπιγραμματοποιὸς περὶ αὐτῶν φησιν οὕτως· [...]


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