by Nicarchus (flourished 1st century)

εἰς δρομέας
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) 
πέντε μετ᾽ ἄλλων Χάρμος ἐν Ἀρκαδίᾳ δολιχεύων, 
θαῦμα μέν, ἀλλ᾽ ὄντως ἕβδομος ἐξέπεσεν. 
‘ἓξ ὄντων’, τάχ᾽ ἐρεῖς, ‘πῶς ἕβδομος ;’ εἷς φίλος αὐτοῦ, 
‘ θάρσει, Χάρμε,’ λέγων, ἦλθεν ἐν ἱματίῳ. 
ἕβδομος οὖν οὕτω παραγίνεται: εἰ δ᾽ ἔτι πέντε 
εἶχε φίλους, ἦλθ᾽ ἄν, Ζωίλε, δωδέκατος.

Confirmed with The Greek Anthology. with an English Translation by W. R. Paton, London, William Heinemann Ltd, 1926, book 11, poem 82.

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