Epigram 9.537

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τίπτε με θρυλήσαντες ἐμὴν ἀπεπαύσατ᾽ ἀοιδήν;
ἱππεὺς ἱππεύειν ἐδάη, καὶ ἀοιδὸς ἀείδειν
ἢν δέ τις ἱππεύειν δεδαὼς ἐθέλῃσιν ἀείδειν,
ἀμφοτέρων ἥμαρτε, καὶ ἱπποσύνης καὶ ἀοιδῆς:

— Paton edition

Why did you make a disturbance and stop my
song? A rider has learnt how to ride, and a singer
how to sing. But if one who has learnt riding wants
to sing, he is a failure in both riding and singing.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 He means that his detractors know nothing of poetry and should confine themselves to matters they understand.

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