Epigram 9.748

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On Dionysus carved on an Amethyst

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ἡ λίθος ἔστ᾽ ἀμέθυστος, ἐγὼ δ᾽ ὁ πότης Διόνυσος:
ἢ νήφειν πείσῃ μ᾽, ἢ μαθέτω μεθύειν.

— Paton edition

The stone is amethyst,¹ but I am the toper
Dionysus. Either let it teach me to be sober, or
learn itself to get drunk

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 i.e. "against drunkenness."

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