PMG 348

κοινὸν δέ ἐστι κατὰ σχέσιν τὸ δύο 〚συστήμασιν〛 ὑποπεπτωκός, καθάπερ τὸ πρῶτον Ἀνακρέοντος ᾆσμα·

γουνοῦμαί σ᾿ ἐλαφηβόλε
ξανθὴ παῖ Διὸς ἀγρίων
δέσποιν᾿ Ἄρτεμι θηρῶν·
ἥ κου νῦν ἐπὶ Ληθαίου
δίνῃσι θρασυκαρδίων
ἀνδρῶν ἐσκατορᾷς πόλιν
χαίρουσ᾿, οὐ γὰρ ἀνημέρους
ποιμαίνεις πολιήτας.

κατὰ μὲν γὰρ τὴν νῦν ἔκδοσιν ὀκτάκωλός ἐστιν ἡ στροφή, καὶ τὸ ᾆσμά ἐστι μονοστροφικόν. δύναται δὲ καὶ ἑτέρως διαιρεῖσθαι εἴς τε τριάδα καὶ πεντάδα ἡ στροφή, ὥστε Φερεκράτειον εἶναι τὸ τελευταῖον τοῦ συστήματος τοῦ ἐκ τῶν τριῶν κώλων καὶ τῶν πέντε.

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  1. Per Campbell, the first three lines are quoted by Hephaestion. The full stanza is provided by a scholiast and is one of a longer poem. Campbell gives some brief, additional notes on the metre/structure.

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