Epigram 7.113

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 223

Texts


ἀνεῖλεν ἀσπὶς τὸν σοφὸν Δημήτριον
ἰὸν ἔχουσα πολὺν
ἄσμηκτον, οὐ στίλβουσα φῶς ἀπ᾽ ὀμμάτων,
ἀλλ᾽ ἀίδην μέλανα.

— Paton edition

Le sage Démétrios fut tué par un aspic au venin
abondant : ce n'était pas un feu à l'éclat inaltérable
qui jaillissait de ses yeux, mais les ténèbres d'Hadès.

— Waltz edition

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Comment

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genre 7.113

Demetrius of Phalerum was among the first Peripatetics and a student of Theophrastus (A.P. 7.110).

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ἀνεῖλεν ἀσπὶς τὸν σοφὸν Δημήτριον
ἰὸν ἔχουσα πολὺν
ἄσμηκτον , οὐ στίλβουσα φῶς ἀπ ὀμμάτων ,
ἀλλ ἀίδην μέλανα .

An asp that had much poison , not to be wiped off ,
darting no light but black death from its eyes , slew
wise Demetrius .

Internal reference

Epigram 7.110