Epigram 7.162

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 230

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Εὐφράτην μὴ καῖε, Φιλώνυμε, μηδὲ μιήνῃς
πῦρ ἐπ᾽ ἐμοί: Πέρσης εἰμὶ καὶ ἐκ πατέρων,
Πέρσης αὐθιγενής, ναὶ δέσποτα: πῦρ δὲ μιῆναι
ἡμῖν τοῦ χαλεποῦ πικρότερον θανάτου.

ἀλλὰ περιστείλας με δίδου χθονί: μηδ᾽ ἐπὶ νεκρῷ
λουτρὰ χέῃς: σέβομαι, δέσποτα, καὶ ποταμούς,

— Paton edition

Burn not Euphrates, Philonymus, nor defile Fire
for me. I am a Persian as my fathers were, a
Persian of pure stock, yea, master : to defile Fire
is for us bitterer than cruel death. But wrap me up
and lay me in the ground, washing not my corpse ; I
worship rivers also, master.

— Paton edition

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Εὐφράτην μὴ καῖε , Φιλώνυμε , μηδὲ μιήνῃς
πῦρ ἐπ ἐμοί : Πέρσης εἰμὶ καὶ ἐκ πατέρων ,
Πέρσης αὐθιγενής , ναὶ δέσποτα : πῦρ δὲ μιῆναι
ἡμῖν τοῦ χαλεποῦ πικρότερον θανάτου .

ἀλλὰ περιστείλας με δίδου χθονί : μηδ ἐπὶ νεκρῷ
λουτρὰ χέῃς : σέβομαι , δέσποτα , καὶ ποταμούς ,


Burn not Euphrates , Philonymus , nor defile Fire
for me . I am a Persian as my fathers were , a
Persian of pure stock , yea , master : to defile Fire
is for us bitterer than cruel death . But wrap me up
and lay me in the ground , washing not my corpse ; I
worship rivers also , master .

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