Epigram 7.167

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 231

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Ἀρχέλεώ με δάμαρτα Πολυξείνην, Θεοδέκτου
παῖδα καὶ αἰνοπαθοῦς ἔννεπε Δημαρέτης,
ὅσσον ἐπ᾽ ὠδῖσιν καὶ μητέρα: παῖδα δὲ δαίμων
ἔφθασεν οὐδ᾽ αὐτῶν εἴκοσιν ἠελίων.

ὀκτωκαιδεκέτις δ᾽ αὐτὴ θάνον, ἄρτι τεκοῦσα,
ἄρτι δὲ καὶ νύμφη, πάντ᾽ ὀλιγοχρόνιος.

— Paton edition

Call me Polyxena the wife of Archelaus, daughter
of Theodectes and ill-fated Demarete, a mother too
in so far at least as I bore a child ; for Fate overtook
my babe before it was twenty days old, and I died
at eighteen, for a brief time a mother, for a brief
time a bride- in all short-lived.

— Paton edition

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Ἀρχέλεώ με δάμαρτα Πολυξείνην , Θεοδέκτου
παῖδα καὶ αἰνοπαθοῦς ἔννεπε Δημαρέτης ,
ὅσσον ἐπ ὠδῖσιν καὶ μητέρα : παῖδα δὲ δαίμων
ἔφθασεν οὐδ αὐτῶν εἴκοσιν ἠελίων .

ὀκτωκαιδεκέτις δ αὐτὴ θάνον , ἄρτι τεκοῦσα ,
ἄρτι δὲ καὶ νύμφη , πάντ ὀλιγοχρόνιος .


Call me Polyxena the wife of Archelaus , daughter
of Theodectes and ill - fated Demarete , a mother too
in so far at least as I bore a child ; for Fate overtook
my babe before it was twenty days old , and I died
at eighteen , for a brief time a mother , for a brief
time a bride - in all short - lived .

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Epigram 7.170

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