Epigram 9.84

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νηὸς ἁλιστρέπτου πλαγκτὸν κύτος εἶδεν ἐπ᾽ ἀκτῆς
μηλοβότης, βλοσυροῖς κύμασι συρόμενον,
χεῖρα δ᾽ ἐπέρριψεν: τὸ δ᾽ ἐπεσπάσατ᾽ ἐς βυθὸν ἅλμης
τὸν σῴζονθ᾽ οὕτως πᾶσιν ἀπηχθάνετο:

ναυηγὸν δ᾽ ὁ νομεὺς ἔσχεν μόρον. ὢ δι᾽ ἐκείνην
καὶ δρυμοὶ χῆροι πορθμίδα καὶ λιμένες.

— Paton edition

A shepherd saw the straying hull of a sea-tost boat carried along shore by the fierce waves. He seized it with his hand, and it dragged its saviour into the deep sea, so bitter was its hatred of all mankind. Thus the shepherd met with the fate of a shipwrecked mariner. Alas! both the woods and the harbour are put in mourning by that boat.

— Paton edition

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