Epigram 9.699

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On a Fountain called Olympias

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ἔνθεν Ἀλέξανδρος Μακεδὼν πίεν ἀγλαὸν ὕδωρ:
μητρὸς δ᾽ εἶπε γάλακτι πανείκελα ῥεύματα πηγῆς,
ᾗ καὶ Ὀλυμπιάδος πόρεν οὔνομα, σῆμα δὲ τοῦτο.

— Paton edition

From this fountain Alexander of Macedon drank
splendid water, and said its streams were like his
mother's milk. Hence he named it Olympias, as
this stone testifies.

— Paton edition

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