Epigram 9.767

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On a Draught-board

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ἑζόμενος μὲν τῇδε παρ᾽ εὐλάιγγι τραπέζῃ
παίγνια κινήσεις τερπνὰ βολοκτυπίης.
μήτε δὲ νικήσας μεγαλίζεο, μήτε ἀπολειφθεὶς
ἄχνυσο, τὴν ὀλίγην μεμφόμενος βολίδα.

καὶ γὰρ ἐπὶ σμικροῖσι νόος διαφαίνεται ἀνδρός,
καὶ κύβος ἀγγέλλει βένθος ἐχεφροσύνης.

— Paton edition

Seated by this table made of pretty stones, you
will start the pleasant game of dice-rattling. Neither
be elated when you win, nor put out when you are
beaten, blaming the little die. For even in small
things the character of a man is revealed, and the
dice proclaim the depth of his good sense.

— Paton edition

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