Epigram 7.158

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 229

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Μαρκέλλου τόδε σῆμα περικλυτοῦ ἰητῆρος,
φωτὸς κυδίστοιο τετιμένου ἀθανάτοισιν,
οὗ βίβλους ἀνέθηκεν ἐυκτιμένῃ ἐνὶ Ῥώμῃ
Ἀδριανός προτέρων προφερέστερος ἡγεμονήων,

καὶ πάις Ἀδριανοῖο μέγ᾽ ἔξοχος Ἀντωνῖνος,

ὄφρα καὶ ἐσσομένοισι μετ᾽ ἀνδράσι κῦδος ἄροιτο
εἵνεκεν εὐεπίης, τὴν οἱ πόρε Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων,
ἡρῴῳ μέλψαντι μέτρῳ θεραπήια νούσων
βίβλοις ἐν πινυταῖς Χειρωνίσι τεσσαράκοντα.

— Paton edition

This is the tomb of Marcellus the renowned
physician, a most celebrated man, honoured by the
gods, whose books were presented (to the public
library) in fair-built Rome by Hadrian the best of
our former emperors, and by admirable Antoninus,
Hadrian's son ; so that among men in after years
he might win renown for his eloquence, the gift
of Phoebus Apollo. He sung of the treatment of
diseases in forty skilled books of heroic verse called
the Chironides.

— Paton edition

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Μαρκέλλου τόδε σῆμα περικλυτοῦ ἰητῆρος ,
φωτὸς κυδίστοιο τετιμένου ἀθανάτοισιν ,
οὗ βίβλους ἀνέθηκεν ἐυκτιμένῃ ἐνὶ Ῥώμῃ
Ἀδριανός προτέρων προφερέστερος ἡγεμονήων ,

καὶ πάις Ἀδριανοῖο μέγ ἔξοχος Ἀντωνῖνος ,

ὄφρα καὶ ἐσσομένοισι μετ ἀνδράσι κῦδος ἄροιτο
εἵνεκεν εὐεπίης , τὴν οἱ πόρε Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων ,
ἡρῴῳ μέλψαντι μέτρῳ θεραπήια νούσων
βίβλοις ἐν πινυταῖς Χειρωνίσι τεσσαράκοντα .

This is the tomb of Marcellus the renowned
physician , a most celebrated man , honoured by the
gods , whose books were presented ( to the public
library ) in fair - built Rome by Hadrian the best of
our former emperors , and by admirable Antoninus ,
Hadrian ' s son ; so that among men in after years
he might win renown for his eloquence , the gift
of Phoebus Apollo . He sung of the treatment of
diseases in forty skilled books of heroic verse called
the Chironides .