Epigram 7.372

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 261

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γαῖα Ταραντίνων, ἔχε μείλιχος ἀνέρος ἐσθλοῦ
τόνδε νέκυν. ψεῦσται δαίμονες ἁμερίων
ἦ γὰρ ἐὼν Θήβηθεν Ἀτύμνιος οὐκέτι πρόσσω
ἤνυσεν, ἀλλὰ τεὴν βῶλον ὑπῳκίσατο:

ὀρφανικῷ δ᾽ ἐπὶ παιδὶ λιπὼν βίον, εὖνιν ἔθηκεν
ὀφθαλμῶν. κείνῳ μὴ βαρὺς ἔσσο τάφος.

— Paton edition

Earth of Tarentum, keep gently this body of a good man. How false are the guardian divinities of mortal men! Atymnius, coming from Thebes, got no further, but settled under thy soil. He left an orphan son, whom his death deprived, as it were, of his eyes. Lie not heavy upon the stranger.

— Paton edition

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