Epigram 7.369

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 260

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Ἀντιπάτρου ῥητῆρος ἐγὼ τάφος: ἡλίκα δ᾽ ἔπνει
ἔργα, Πανελλήνων πεύθεο μαρτυρίης.
κεῖται δ᾽ ἀμφήριστος, Ἀθηνόθεν, εἴτ᾽ ἀπὸ Νείλου
ἦν γένος: ἠπείρων δ᾽ ἄξιος ἀμφοτέρων.

ἄστεα καὶ δ᾽ ἄλλως ἑνὸς αἵματος, ὡς λόγος Ἕλλην
κλήρῳ δ᾽ ἡ μὲν ἀεὶ Παλλάδος, ἡ δὲ Διός.

— Paton edition

I am the tomb of the orator Antipater. Ask all Greece to testify his inspiration. He lies here, and men dispute whether his birth was from Athens or from Egypt; but he was worthy of both continents. For the matter of that, the lands are of one blood, as Greek legend says, but the one is ever allotted to Pallas and the other to Zeus.

— Paton edition

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