Epigram 9.781

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On the Lattice of a House

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ἢν κλείσῃς μ᾽, ἀνέῳγα: καὶ ἢν οἴξῃς μ᾽ ἐπικλείσεις.^
τοῖος ἐὼν τηρεῖν σὸν δόμον οὐ δύναμαι.

— Paton edition

If you shut me I am open, and if you open me
you will shut me. Being such, I cannot guard your
house.¹

— Paton edition

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Scholia

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#1

Paton Edition: A very silly epigram. The lattice, having holes in it, is open when shut and shut when open, ae the light no longer comes through it.

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