Epigram 7.340

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 256

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Νικόπολιν Μαράθωνις ἐθήκατο τῇδ᾽ ἐνὶ πέτρῃ,
ὀμβρήσας δακρύοις λάρνακα μαρμαρέην.
ἀλλ᾽ οὐδὲν πλέον ἔσχε: τί γὰρ πλέον ἀνέρι κήδευς
μούνῳ ὑπὲρ γαίης, οἰχομένης ἀλόχου;

— Paton edition

Marathonis laid Nicopolis in this sarcophagus, bedewing the marble chest with tears. But it profited him nothing.What is left but sorrow for a man alone in the world, his wife gone?

— Paton modified

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