Epigram 11.124

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 525

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α. ξεῖνε, τί μὰν πεύθῃ; β. τίνες ἐν χθονὶ τοῖσδ᾽ ὑπὸ τύμβοις;

α. οὓς γλυκεροῦ φέγγους Ζώπυρος ἐστέρισεν,

Δᾶμις, Ἀριστοτέλης, Δημήτριος, Ἀρκεσίλαος,
Σώστρατος, οἵ τ᾽ ὀπίσω μέχρι Παραιτονίου.

κηρύκιον γὰρ ἔχων ξύλινον, καὶ πλαστὰ πέδιλα,
ὡς Ἑρμῆς, κατάγει τοὺς θεραπευομένους.

— Paton edition

A. Stranger, what dost thou seek to know?
B. Who are here in earth under these tombs ?
A. All those whom Zopyrus robbed of the sweet day-light, Damis, Aristoteles, Demetrius, Arcesilaus, Sostratus, and the next ones so far as Paraetonium. For with a wooden herald’s staff and counterfeit sandals, like Hermes, lie leads down his patients to Hell.

— Paton edition

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