Epigram 9.756

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(A Silenus speaks)

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τέχνας εἵνεκα σεῖο καὶ ἁ λίθος οἶδε βρυάζειν,
Πραξίτελες: λῦσον, καὶ πάλι κωμάσομαι.
νῦν δ᾽ ἡμῖν οὐ γῆρας ἔτ᾽ ἀδρανές, ἀλλ᾽ ὁ πεδητὰς
Σειληνοῖς κώμων βάσκανός ἐστι λίθος.

— Paton edition

As far as it depends on thy art, Praxiteles, the
stone could wax wanton. Let me loose and I will
join in the revel again. It is not that my old age is
feeble, but the fettering stone grudges the Sileni
their sport.

— Paton edition

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