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Alciato Emblem 167: Source in Greek Anthology 7.216 (trans Paton, II, 123)

Antipater of Thessalonica
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The waves and rough surges drove me, the dolphin, on the land, a spectacle of misfortune for all strangers to look on. Yet on earth pity finds a place, for the men who saw me straightway in reverence decked me for my grave. But now the sea who bore me has destroyed me. What faith is there in the sea, that spared not even her own nursling?