Epigram 7.164

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 230

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α. φράζε, γύναι, γενεήν, ὄνομα, χθόνα. β. Καλλιτέλης μὲν
ὁ σπείρας, Πρηξὼ δ᾽ οὔνομα, γῆ δὲ Σάμος.

α. σῆμα δὲ τίς τόδ᾽ ἔχωσε ; β. Θεόκριτος, ὁ πρὶν ἄθικτα
ἡμετέρας λύσας ἅμματα παρθενίης.


α. πῶς δ᾽ ἔθανες; β. Λοχίοισιν ἐν ἄλγεσιν: α. εἰπὲ δὲ ποίην
ἦλθες ἐς ἡλικίην. β. Δισσάκις ἑνδεκέτις.

α. ἦ καὶ ἄπαις; β. οὐ, ξεῖνε: λέλοιπα γὰρ ἐν νεότητι
Καλλιτέλη, τριετῆ παῖδ᾽ ἔτι νηπίαχον.

α. ἔλθοι ἐς ὀλβίστην πολιὴν τρίχα. β. καὶ σόν, ὁδῖτα,

οὔριον ἰθύνοι πάντα Τύχη βίοτον.

— Paton edition

A. " Tell me, lady, your parentage, name and country."
B. " Calliteles begat me, Praxo was my name, and my land Samos."
A. "And who erected this monument ?"
B. " Theocritus who loosed my maiden zone, untouched as yet."
A. " How did you die ?"
B. " In the pains of labour."
A. " And tell me what age you had reached ?"
B. " Twice eleven years."
A. " Childless ?"
B. " No, stranger, I left Calliteles behind me, my baby boy. "
A. " May he reach a grey and blessed old age. "
B. " And may Fortune, O stranger, steer the course of all your life before a fair breeze."

— Paton edition

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α . φράζε , γύναι , γενεήν , ὄνομα , χθόνα . β . Καλλιτέλης μὲν
σπείρας , Πρηξὼ δ οὔνομα , γῆ δὲ Σάμος .

α . σῆμα δὲ τίς τόδ ἔχωσε ; β . Θεόκριτος , πρὶν ἄθικτα
ἡμετέρας λύσας ἅμματα παρθενίης .


α . πῶς δ ἔθανες ; β . Λοχίοισιν ἐν ἄλγεσιν : α . εἰπὲ δὲ ποίην
ἦλθες ἐς ἡλικίην . β . Δισσάκις ἑνδεκέτις .

α . καὶ ἄπαις ; β . οὐ , ξεῖνε : λέλοιπα γὰρ ἐν νεότητι
Καλλιτέλη , τριετῆ παῖδ ἔτι νηπίαχον .

α . ἔλθοι ἐς ὀλβίστην πολιὴν τρίχα . β . καὶ σόν , ὁδῖτα ,

οὔριον ἰθύνοι πάντα Τύχη βίοτον .


A . " Tell me , lady , your parentage , name and country . "
B . " Calliteles begat me , Praxo was my name , and my land Samos . "
A . " And who erected this monument ? "
B . " Theocritus who loosed my maiden zone , untouched as yet . "
A . " How did you die ? "
B . " In the pains of labour . "
A . " And tell me what age you had reached ? "
B . " Twice eleven years . "
A . " Childless ? "
B . " No , stranger , I left Calliteles behind me , my baby boy . "
A . " May he reach a grey and blessed old age . "
B . " And may Fortune , O stranger , steer the course of all your life before a fair breeze . "

Internal references

Epigram 7.163, Epigram 7.165

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