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Callimachus, Iambus 13, fr. 203.30-33 (Pf.)

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τίς εἶπεν αυτ̣[….]λ̣ε..ρ.[….].
“σὺ πεντάμετρα συντίθει, σὺ δ̣’ ἡ̣[ρῷο]ν,
σὺ δὲ τραγῳδε̣[ῖν] ἐκ θεῶν ἐκληρώσω̣”;
δοκέω μὲν οὐδείς.

Who said […], ‘You – compose elegiac verses; you – heroic verse; and you – the gods have assigned you the writing of tragedy’? No one, I think!

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October 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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