Epigram 7.159

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 229

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Ὀρφεὺς μὲν κιθάρᾳ πλεῖστον γέρας εἵλετο θνητῶν,
Νέστωρ δὲ γλώσσης ἡδυλόγου σοφίῃ,
τεκτοσύνῃ δ᾽ ἐπέων πολυίστωρ θεῖος Ὅμηρος,
Τηλεφάνης δ᾽ αὐλοῖς, οὗ τάφος ἐστὶν ὅδε.

— Paton edition

Orpheus won the highest prize among mortals
by his harp, Nestor by the skill of his sweet-phrased
tongue, divine Homer, the learned in love, by the
art of his verse, but Telephanes, whose tomb this is,
by the flute.

— Paton edition

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Ὀρφεὺς μὲν κιθάρᾳ πλεῖστον γέρας εἵλετο θνητῶν ,
Νέστωρ δὲ γλώσσης ἡδυλόγου σοφίῃ ,
τεκτοσύνῃ δ ἐπέων πολυίστωρ θεῖος Ὅμηρος ,
Τηλεφάνης δ αὐλοῖς , οὗ τάφος ἐστὶν ὅδε .

Orpheus won the highest prize among mortals
by his harp , Nestor by the skill of his sweet - phrased
tongue , divine Homer , the learned in love , by the
art of his verse , but Telephanes , whose tomb this is ,
by the flute .

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