aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Hierocles & Philagrios, The Laughter-Lover 173

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Κυμαῖος μέλι ἐπίπρασκεν. ἐλθόντος δέ τινος καὶ γευσαμένου καὶ εἰπόντος ὅτι πάνυ καλόν, ἔφη· “εἰ μὴ γὰρ μῦς ἐνέπεσεν εἰς αὐτό, οὐκ ἂν ἐπώλουν.”

A man from Cyme was selling some honey. Someone came up, tasted it, and said that it was really good. The man replied, ‘Yes, if a mouse hadn’t fallen into it I wouldn’t be selling it.’

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July 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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