Epigram 7.371

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 260
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 261

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γῆ μευ καὶ μήτηρ κικλήσκετο: γῆ με καλύπτει
καὶ νέκυν. οὐ κείνης ἥδε χερειοτέρη:
ἔσσομαι ἐν ταύτῃ δηρὸν χρόνον ἐκ δέ με μητρὸς
ἥρπασεν ἠελίου καῦμα τὸ θερμότατον.

κεῖμαι δ᾽ ἐν ξείνῃ, ὑπὸ χερμάδι, μακρὰ γοηθείς,
Ἴναχος, εὐπειθὴς Κριναγόρου θεράπων.

— Paton edition

Earth was my mother's name, and earth too covers me now I am dead. No worse is this earth than the other: in this I shall lie for long, but from my mother the violent heat of the sun snatched me away and in a strange earth I lie under a stone, Inachus, the much bewept and the obedient servent of Crinagoras.

— Paton edition

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Topos de "l'homme mort en pays étranger"

Particulièrement présent chez Crinagroas (cf. 7.376, 618, 645)

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