And when I first put a writing tablet on my knees, Lycian Apollo said to me: Poet, make your sacrifice as fat as you can but, my good fellow, nourish a delicate Muse.
The line beginnings of 21-22 can be filled in from quotations of these two lines in ancient authors; in v. 24 threpsai nourish was supplied by R. Pfeiffer (Grenfell and Hunt had restored dounai give). Above Telkhinai (bad-spirited back-biters) in the opening line, a later annotator has written a one-word comment: [b]askhanoi (of the evil eye).
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. XVII no. 2079 fr. 1
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