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Prudentes vino abstinent.

The wise abstain from wine.

Quid me vexatis rami? sum Palladis arbor[1],
Auferte hinc botros. virgo fugit Bromium[2].

Branching vine, why do you trouble me? I am the tree of Pallas. Take your grapes away - this maiden shrinks from Bromius.


1.‘the tree of Pallas’, i.e. the olive tree; see [A50a023]. Vines were often trained up trees for support; cf. [A50a159].

2.Bromius was a name for Bacchus, god of wine.

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