Epigram 9.615

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On a Bath at Smyrna

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606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

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χῶρος, τίς μερόπων σε λιπαυγέα τὸ πρὶν ἐόντα
πλούσιον ἐν φέγγει θήκατο λουομένοις;
τίς δὲ καὶ αἰθαλόεντι ῥύπῳ πεπαλαγμένον ἄρτι,
κεῖνον ἀιστώσας, φαιδρὸν ἔδειξε δόμον;

φρὴν σοφὴ ὡς πᾶσιν Θεοδωριάς, ὣς ἐτεὸν δὴ
κἀν τούτῳ καθαρὴν δεικνύμενος κραδίην

ὃς γὰρ ἐὼν πόλιος κτεάνων ταμίης τε πατήρ τε,
κέρδεσιν ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐκ ἐμίηνε χέρας.
ἀλλὰ θεὸς φιλόπατριν, ἐρισθενές, ἄφθιτε Χριστέ,

πήματος αὐτὸν ἄτερ σῷζε τεῇ παλάμῃ.

— Paton edition

Thou building, who of mortals made thee, who
wast formerly dim, rich in light for bathers, and
who, cleaning away the smoky grime that befouled
thee, brightened thee thus ? It was wise Theodorus
who in this truly, as in everything, showed the clean-
ness of his heart. He being the treasurer and father
of the city's possessions, did not stain his hands by
gain derived from them. Mighty Christ, immortal
God, keep by Thy hand this patriot out of the reach
of misfortune.

— Paton edition

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