Anacreon Fr. 356 a (Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 10.427ab)

 

“Bring me a bowl so I can drink straight without breathing”

 

ἄγε δὴ φέρ᾿ ἡμῖν ὦ παῖ

κελέβην, ὅκως ἄμυστιν

προπίω…

 

Sometimes breathing just gets in the way…

(Anacreon is not a model of temperance!)

 

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