Epigram 9.769

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τοῖς μὲν πρηϋνόοις τάδε παίγνια, τοῖς δ᾽ ἀκολάστοις
λύσσα καὶ ἀμπλακίη καὶ πόνος αὐτόματος.
ἀλλὰ σὺ μὴ λέξῃς τι θεημάχον ὕστατος ἕρπων,
μηδ᾽ ἀναροιβδήσῃς ῥινοβόλῳ πατάγῳ.

δεῖ γὰρ μήτε πονεῖν ἐν ἀθύρμασι, μήτε τι παίζειν
ἐν σπουδῇ: καιρῷ δ᾽ ἴσθι νέμειν τὸ πρέπον.

— Paton edition

To men of gentle disposition this is play, but to
those lacking in self-restraint it is madness and
wandering of the wits and self-imposed pain. If
you come in last, speak no word of offence to God,
nor boil over and snort loudly. One should neither
give oneself trouble in a matter of play, nor play in
serious matters. Learn to allot to the hour what
befits it.

— Paton edition

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