Epigram 7.185

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 234


Αὐσονίη με Λίβυσσαν ἔχει κόνις, ἄγχι δὲ Ῥώμης
κεῖμαι παρθενικὴ τῇδε παρὰ ψαμάθῳ:
ἡ δέ με θρεψαμένη Πομπηίη ἀντὶ θυγατρός,
κλαυσαμένη τύμβῳ θῆκεν ἐλευθερίῳ,

πῦρ ἕτερον σπεύδουσα: τὸ δ᾽ ἔφθασεν, οὐδὲ κατ᾽ εὐχὴν
ἡμετέραν ἧψεν λαμπάδα Περσεφόνη.

— Paton edition

The Italian earth holds me an African, and near
to Rome I lie, a virgin yet, by these sands. Pompeia
who reared me wept for me as for a daughter and
laid me in a freewoman's grave. Another light she
hoped for, but this came earlier, and the torch was
lit not as we prayed, but by Persephone.

— Paton edition



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Epigram 7.178, Epigram 7.183

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