Epigram 9.618

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#1

On a Bath in Byzantium

#2

606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

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λωτὸν ἐρεπτομένους προτέρων οὐ ψεύσατο μῦθος:
πίστιν ἀληθείης τοῦτο τὸ λουτρὸν ἔχει.
εἰ γὰρ ἅπαξ καθαροῖσι λοέσσεται ὕδασιν ἀνήρ,
οὐ ποθέει πάτρην, οὐκ ἐθέλει γενέτας.

— Paton edition

The old story of the lotus-eaters¹ is no falsehood.
This bath confirms its truth. For if a man once
bathe in these pure waters he does not regret his
country or desire his parents.

— Paton edition

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Keywords

Scholia

Comment

#1

Paton Edition: 1 Hom. Od. ix. 94.

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