Epigram 9.583

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On Thucydides

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ὦ φίλος, εἰ σοφὸς εἶ, λάβε μ᾽ ἐς χέρας: εἰ δέ γε πάμπαν
νῆϊς ἔφυς Μουσέων, ῥῖψον ἃ μὴ νοέῃς.
εἰμὶ γὰρ οὐ πάντεσσι βατός: παῦροι δ᾽ ἀγάσαντο
Θουκυδίδην Ὀλόρου, Κεκροπίδην τὸ γένος.

— Paton edition

My friend, if thou art learned, take me in thy
hand ; but if thou art ignorant of the Muses, cast
away what thou canst not understand. I am not
accessible to all, but the few admire Thucydides,
son of Olorus, by birth an Athenian.

— Paton edition

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