Epigram 9.546

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κἠν πρύμνῃ λαχέτω μέ ποτε στιβάς, αἳ θ᾽ ὑπὲρ αὐτῆς
ἠχεῦσαι ψακάδων τύμματι διφθερίδες,
καὶ πῦρ ἐκ μυλάκων βεβιημένον, ἥ τ᾽ ἐπὶ τούτων
χύτρη, καὶ κενεὸς πομφολύγων θόρυβος,
καί κε ῥυπῶντ᾽ ἐσίδοιμι διήκονον ἡ δὲ τράπεζα
ἔστω μοι στρωτὴ νηὸς ὕπερθε σανίς:
δὸς λάβε, καὶ ψιθύρισμα τὸ ναυτικόν: εἶχε τύχη τις
πρῴην τοιαύτη τὸν φιλόκοινον ἐμέ.

— Paton edition

Once in a way let my couch be on the ship's poop,
the weather-cloths above sounding with the blows of
the spray, the fire breaking out from the stones,¹ and
the pot upon them bubbling with empty noise. Let
my eyes be on the unwashed cabin boy, and let my
table be the first plank of the deck that offers ; and
a game of "Give and take" and the gossip of the
sailors. The other day this happened to me, who
love to be at hail fellow all round.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 Within which it is built.

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