Epigram 9.533

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On a Beast-fighter who escaped by means of a Pole

Codex Palatinus 23, p.448

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κοντὸν ἀνὴρ κατέπηξε, δέμας δ᾽ εἰς ἀέρα ῥίψας
ἰδνώθη προκάρηνος, ἀνεγρομένοιο δ᾽ ὕπερθεν
θηρὸς ὑπερκατέβαινεν ἐϋστρέπτοισι πόδεσσιν
οὐδὲ λάβεν λαοὶ δὲ μέγ᾽ ἴαχον ἔκφυγε δ᾽ ἀνήρ.

— Paton edition

A man fixed a pole on the ground, and throwing
himself into the air made a somersault, and with his
nimble feet passed over the back of the beast that
was rushing at him. It failed to catch him ; the
people applauded loudly and the man escaped.

— Paton edition

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