Epigram 7.124

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 225

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ναὶ μὴν Ἐμπεδοκλῆα θανεῖν λόγος ὥς ποτ᾽ ἀμάξης
ἔκπεσε, καὶ μηρὸν κλάσσατο δεξιτερὸν
εἰ δὲ πυρὸς κρητῆρας ἐσήλατο καὶ πίε τὸ ζῆν,
πῶς ἂν ἔτ᾽ ἐν Μεγάροις δείκνυτο τοῦδε τάφος;

— Paton edition

They say Empedocles died by a fall from a carriage,
breaking his right thigh. But if he jumped into the
fiery bowl and drank life, how is it his tomb is shown
still in Megara ?

— Paton edition

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ναὶ μὴν Ἐμπεδοκλῆα θανεῖν λόγος ὥς ποτ ἀμάξης
ἔκπεσε , καὶ μηρὸν κλάσσατο δεξιτερὸν
εἰ δὲ πυρὸς κρητῆρας ἐσήλατο καὶ πίε τὸ ζῆν ,
πῶς ἂν ἔτ ἐν Μεγάροις δείκνυτο τοῦδε τάφος ;

They say Empedocles died by a fall from a carriage ,
breaking his right thigh . But if he jumped into the
fiery bowl and drank life , how is it his tomb is shown
still in Megara ?

Internal reference

Epigram 7.123