Epigram 11.290

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Δακτυλικὴν ψῆφόν τις ἔχων πέρι δάκτυλα χειρῶν
ψήφῳ τοῦ θανάτου προὔλαβεν εἰς ἀίδην.
ζῇ δ᾽ ἡ ψῆφος νῦν τοῦ ψηφίζοντος ἐρήμη,
ψυχῆς ἁρπαγίμης ἔνθεν ἐλαυνομένης.

— Paton edition

One holding in his fingers a reckoning counter for the fingers went by the counter-vote of death in double-quick time to Hades. The counter now lives bereaved of the reckoner, whose soul is rapidly driven from hence .

— Paton edition

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