by Alcaeus of Messene (flourished between 219 and 196 BCE)

Ἕμπνε: Πὰν λαροῖσιν ὀρειβάτα χείλεσι...
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Ἕμπνε: Πὰν λαροῖσιν ὀρειβάτα χείλεσι μοῦσαν,
  ἕμπνει ποιμενίῳ τερπόμενος δόναχι,
Εὐχελάδῳ σύριγγι χέων μέλος, ἐχ δὲ συνῳδοῦ
  χλάζε χατιθύνων ῥήματος ἁρμονίην
Ἀμφὶ δὲ σοὶ, ῥυθμοῖο χατὰ χρότον, ἔνθεον ἴχνοσ
  ῥησσέσθω Νύμφαις ταῖσδε μεθυδριάσιν.

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Confirmed with Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology edited with a revised text, introduction, translation, and notes by J. W. Mackail, fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890, page 188.

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