Epigram 11.211

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Γραπτὴν ἐν τοίχῳ Καλπούρνιος ὁ στρατιώτης,
ὡς ἔθος ἐστίν, ἰδὼν τὴν ἐπὶ ναυσὶ μάχην,
ἄσφυκτος καὶ χλωρὸς ὁ θούριος ἐξετανύσθη,

ζωγρεῖτε, κράξας, Τρῶες ἀρηΐφιλοι.

καὶ μὴ τέτρωται κατεμάνθανε, καὶ μόλις ἔγνω
ζῆν, ὅτε τοῖς τοίχοις ὡμολόγησε λύτρα.

— Paton edition

When Calpurnius the soldier saw the battle by the ships painted on a wall, as is the custom, the warrior lay stretched out pulseless and pale, calling out, “Quarter, ye Trojans dear to Ares.” Then he enquired if he had been wounded, and with difficulty believed he was alive when he had agreed to pay ransom to the wall.

— Paton edition

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