Epigram 9.685

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Descriptions

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On Camarina the Sicilian Lake

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μὴ κίνει Καμάριναν, ἀκίνητος γὰρ ἀμείνων,
μή ποτε κινήσας τὴν μείονα μείζονα θείης.

— Paton edition

Move not Camarina, for it is best unmoved, lest,
if thou move it, thou make the lesser greater.

— Paton edition

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Scholia

Comment

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Paton Edition notes on the description: The first line alone is elsewhere cited as the response of Apollo when the people of Camarina asked him if they should drain the marsh near their city.

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