Epigram 9.558

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ὁ τράγος ὁ Κλήσωνος ὅλαν διὰ πάννυχον ὄρφναν
αἶγας ἀκοιμάτους θῆκε φριμασσόμενος
ὀδμὰ γάρ μιν ἔτυψε λύκου χιμαροσφακτῆρος
τηλόθι, πετραίαν αὖλιν ἀνερχομένου:

μέσφα κύνες κοίτας ἀνεγέρμονες ἐπτοίασαν
θῆρα μέγαν τραγίνους δ᾽ ὕπνος ἔμυσε κόρας.

— Paton edition

Cleson's billy-goat through the livelong night kept
the she-goats awake with his snorting and jumping,
for he had caught from afar the scent of a goat-
slaying wolf that was approaching the fold built on
the cliff. At length the dogs awakened from their
bed, frightened away the huge beast, and sleep closed
the eyes of the goats.

— Paton edition

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