Epigram 7.367

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 260

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Αὔσονος Ἠγερίου με λέγειν νέκυν, ᾧ μετιόντι
νύμφην ὀφθαλμοὺς ἀμβλὺ κατέσχε νέφος,
ὄμμασι δὲ πνοιὴν συναπέσβεσε μοῦνον ἰδόντος
κούρην. φεῦ κείνης, Ἥλιε, θευμορίης:

ἔρροι δὴ κεῖνο φθονερὸν σέλας, εἴθ᾽ Ὑμέναιος
ἧψέ μιν οὐκ ἐθέλων, εἴτ᾽ Ἀίδης ἐθέλων.

— Paton edition

Say that I am the corpse of Italian Egerius whose eyes when he went to meet his bride were veiled by a dim cloud, which extinguished his life together with his eyesight, after he had but seen the girl. Alas, O Sun, that heaven allotted him such a fate! Cursed be that envious wedding torch, whether unwilling Hymen lit or willing Hades.

— Paton edition

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