Epigram 7.243

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 243


Φωκίδι πὰρ πέτρῃ δέρκευ τάφον εἰμὶ δ᾽ ἐκείνων
τῶν ποτε Μηδοφόνων μνᾶμα τριηκοσίων,
οἳ Σπάρτας ἀπὸ γᾶς τηλοῦ πέσον, ἀμβλύναντες
Ἄρεα καὶ Μῆδον καὶ Λακεδαιμόνιον.
ἣν δ᾽ ἐσορῇς ἐπ᾽ ἐμεῖο † βοόστρυχον εἰκόνα θηρός,
ἔννεπε: τοῦ ταγοῦ μνᾶμα Λεωνίδεω.

— Paton edition

Look on this tomb beside the Phocian rock. I am
the monument of those three hundred who were
slain by the Persians, who died far from Sparta,
having dimmed the might of Medea and Lacedaemon
alike. As for the image of an ox-slaying (?) beast
say "It is the monument of the commander Leonidas."

— Paton edition



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