Epigram 9.707

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εἰμὶ μὲν ἐν ποταμοῖς, πελάγει δ᾽ ἴσα μέτρα διώκω,
Στρυμών, Ἠμαθίης τὸ γλυκερὸν πέλαγος:
βένθος ὁμοῦ καὶ ἄρουρα δι᾽ ὕδατος: ἦ γὰρ ἐγείρω
ὀμπνιακῶν χαρίτων ἡδύτερον τρίβολον.

ἔστι καὶ Ἠμαθίης γόνιμος βυθός: ἄμμι δέ, Νεῖλε,
κρείσσων ἔσθ᾽ ὁ φέρων τὸν στάχυν, οὐχ ὁ τρέφων.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 The inhabitants made a kind of sweet bread from the seeds of this plant (trapa natans) ; it is still used in some places for the purpose, and has, in fact, been introduced as a food-plant into American rivers.

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