Epigram 7.343

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 256
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 257

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Πατέριον λιγύμυθον, ἐπήρατον, ἔλλαχε τύμβος,
Μιλτιάδου φίλον υἷα καὶ Ἀττικίης βαρυτλήτου,
Κεκροπίης βλάστημα, κλυτὸν γένος Αἰακιδάων,
ἔμπλεον Αὐσονίων θεσμῶν σοφίης τ᾽ ἀναπάσης,

τῶν πισύρων ἀρετῶν ἀμαρύγματα πάντα φέροντα:
ἠίθεον χαρίεντα, τὸν ἥρπασε μόρσιμος αἶσα,
οἷά τε ἀγλαόμορφον ἀπὸ χθονὸς ἔρνος ἀήτης,
εἰκοσικαιτέτρατον βιότου λυκάβαντα περῶντα:
λεῖψε φίλοις δὲ τοκεῦσι γόον καὶ πένθος ἄλαστον.

— Paton edition

The tomb possesses Paterius, sweet-spoken and loveable, the dear son of Miltiades and sorrowing Atticia, a child of Athens of the noble race of the Aeacidae, full of knowledge of Roman law and of all wisdom, endowed with the brilliance of all the four virtues, a young man of charm, whom Fate carried off, even as the whirlwind uproots a beautiful sapling. He was in his twenty-fourth year and left to his dear parents undying lament and mourning.

— Paton edition

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