Ophin

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Οὔ μ’ ἔλαθες φοιτῶν κατ’ ἀμαξιτόν, ἣν ἄρα καὶ πρὶν
ἠλάστρεις, κλέπτων ἡμετέρην φιλίην.
ἔρρε θεοῖσιν τ’ ἐχθρὲ καὶ ἀνθρώποισιν ἄπιστε,
ψυχρὸν ὃς ἐν κόλπῳ ποικίλον εἶχες ὄφιν.
(Theognis, Eleg. 599-602)

I was well aware that you were travelling along the common road you used to drive before, cheating on my friendship. To hell with you, hated by the gods and distrusted by men, you who kept a cold and cunning serpent in your bosom. (tr. Douglas E. Gerber)

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