Epigram 9.600

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ἅ τε φωνὰ Δώριος, χὠνὴρ ὁ τὰν κωμῳδίαν
εὑρὼν Ἐπίχαρμος.
ὦ Βάκχε, χάλκεόν νιν ἀντ᾽ ἀλαθινοῦ
τὶν ὧδ᾽ ἀνέθηκαν

τοὶ Συρακόσσαις ἐνίδρυνται, πελωρίστᾳ πόλει,
οἷ᾽ ἀνδρὶ πολίτᾳ:
σοφῶν ἔοικε ῥημάτων μεμναμένους
τελεῖν ἐπίχειρα:
πολλὰ γὰρ ποττὰν ζόαν τοῖς παισὶν εἶπε χρήσιμα:

μεγάλα χάρις αὐτῷ.

— Paton edition

Doric is my tongue and Doric this man who in-
vented comedy, Epicharmus. Bacchus, to thee as to
a citizen, did they who dwell in Syracuse, mightiest
of cities, dedicate him in bronze. Belike, mindful
of his wise sayings, they paid him this guerdon. For
many things useful for life he said to its children.
Great thanks to him!¹

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 It will be noticed that the metre of the second and fourth distichs differs from that of distichs 1, 3, 5.

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