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Κῆ δ᾽ ἀμβροσίασ μὲν κράτηρ ἐκέκρατο,
᾽Ερμᾶσ δ᾽ ἔλεν ὄλπιν θέοισ οἰνοχόησαι.
κῆνοι δ᾽ ἄπα πάντεσ καρχήσια τ᾽ ἦχον
κάλειβον ἀράσαντο δὲ πάμπαν ἔσλα
τῳ γάμβρῳ. [transcription]

And there the bowl of ambrosia was mixed and Hermes took the ladle to pour out for the gods; and then all held goblets and made libation, and wished good fortune to the bridegroom.

Athenaeus quotes this fragment in two portions in different places. Lachmann first joined the two parts. The poem was evidently one of the Epithalamia.

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