BLACK CAT POEMS
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For a Tripod Erected by Damoteles to Bacchus
(3rd century B.C.)
translated by C. S. Calverley
The precentor Damoteles, Bacchus, exalts
Your tripod, and, sweetest of deities, you.
He was champion of men, if his boyhood had faults;
And he ever loved honour and seemliness too.
poems by Theocritus