Epigram 9.519

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(Addressed to King Philip, son of Demetrius)

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πίομαι, ὦ Ληναῖε, πολὺ πλέον ἢ πίε Κύκλωψ
νηδὺν ἀνδρομέων πλησάμενος κρεάων
πίομαι, ὡς ὄφελόν γε καὶ ἔγκαρον ἐχθροῦ ἀράξας
βρέγμα Φιλιππείης ἐξέπιον κεφαλῆς:

ὅσπερ ἑταιρείοιο παρὰ κρητῆρι φόνοιο
γεύσατ᾽, ἐν ἀκρήτῳ φάρμακα χευάμενος.

— Paton edition

I drink, Bacchus, I drink ; yes, deeper than the
Cyclops drunk when he had filled his belly with the
flesh of men ; would I could dash out the brains of
my foe and drain Philip's skull to the dregs, Philip
who tastes of the blood of his friends as he carouses,
pouring poison into the wine.

— Paton edition

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