Epigram 9.83

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νηὸς ἐπειγομένης ὠκὺν δρόμον ἀμφεχόρευον
δελφῖνες, πελάγους ἰχθυφάγοι σκύλακες.

καπροφόνος δὲ κύων θηρσὶν κείνους ἰκελώσας
δύσμορος, ὡς ἐπὶ γῆν εἰς βυθὸν ἐξέθορεν.

ὤλετο δ᾽ ἀλλοτρίης θήρης χάριν: οὐ γὰρ ἐλαφρὸς
πάντων ἐστὶ κυνῶν ὁ δρόμος ἐν πελάγει.

— Paton edition

The dolphins, the fish-eating dogs of the sea, were sporting round the ship as she moved rapidly on her course. A boar-hound, taking them for game, dashed, poor fellow, into the sea, as he would have dashed on land. He perished for the sake of a chase that was strange to him; for not all dogs are light of foot in the sea.

— Paton edition

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