Epigram 9.565

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ἦλθε Θεαίτητος καθαρὴν ὁδὸν εἰ δ᾽ ἐπὶ κισσὸν
τὸν τεὸν οὐχ αὕτη, Βάκχε, κέλευθος ἄγει,
ἄλλων μὲν κήρυκες ἐπὶ βραχὺν οὔνομα καιρὸν
φθέγξονται, κείνου δ᾽ Ἑλλὰς ἀεὶ σοφίαν.

— Paton edition

Theaetetus walked in an untrodden¹ road, and if
this path does not lead, Bacchus, to thy ivy, the
heralds shall call the names of others for a brief
season, but Hellas shall proclaim his wisdom for
ever.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 Theaetetus was seemingly a dramatic poet who worked on new lines and had not been successful.

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