Epigram 7.307

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 252

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οὔνομά μοι.
τί δὲ τοῦτο;
πατρὶς δέ μοι.
ἐς τί δὲ τοῦτο;
κλεινοῦ δ᾽ εἰμὶ γένους.
εἰ γὰρ ἀφαυροτάτου;
ζήσας δ᾽ ἐνδόξως ἔλιπον βίον
εἰ γὰρ ἀδόξως;
κεῖμαι δ᾽ ἐνθάδε νῦν.
τίς τίνι ταῦτα λέγεις;

— Paton edition

A. "My name is ---"
B. "What does it matter?"
A. "My country is ---"
B. "And what does that matter?"
A. "I am of noble race ---"
B. "And if you were of the very dregs?"
A. "I quitted life with a good reputation"
B. "And had it been a bad one?"
A. "And now I lie here"
B. "Who are you and to whom are you telling this?"

— Paton edition

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