Epigram 9.542

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Codex Palatinus 23, p.449

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θάρσει καὶ τέτταρσι διαπλασθέντα προσώποις
μῦθον καὶ τούτων γράψαι ἔτι πλέοσιν
οὔτε σὲ γὰρ λείψουσι, Φιλωνίδη, οὔτε Βάθυλλον,
τὸν μὲν ἀοιδάων, τὸν δὲ χερῶν χάριτες.

— Paton edition

Never fear, Philonides ; write a piece composed
for four parts or even more ; for neither your singing
nor the motions of Bathyllus' hands shall be lacking
in grace.¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 Bathyllus was a celebrated pantomime-dancer. Philonides, it would seem, sung his pieces himself. In these pieces one singer and one dancer took all the different parts, which, of course, were played one after the other.

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[2021-11-29 18:47] Epigram 9.542: Association of Grèce romaine (60) by “maximeguénette

[2021-11-29 18:47] Epigram 9.542: Association of Couronne de Philippe (76) by “maximeguénette

[2021-11-23 23:37] Epigram 9.542: Addition of Manuscript 6230 by “epheline

[2021-11-21 22:03] Epigram 9.542: initial revision

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