Epigram 7.373

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 261

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δισσὰ φάη, Μίλητε, τεῆς βλαστήματα γαίης,
Ἰταλὶς ὠκυμόρους ἀμφεκάλυψε κόνις:
πένθεα δὲ στεφάνων ἠλλάξαο: λείψανα δ᾽, αἰαῖ,
ἔδρακες ἐν βαιῇ κάλπιδι κευθόμενα.

φεῦ, πάτρα τριτάλαινα: πόθεν πάλιν ἢ πότε τοίους
ἀστέρας αὐχήσεις Ἑλλάδι λαμπομένους;

— Paton edition

Two shining lights, Miletus, sprung from thee, doth the Italians earth cover, dead each ere his prime. Thou hast put on mourning instead of garlands, and thou sceest, alas, their remains hidden in a little urn. Alack, thrice unhappy country! Whence and when shalt thou have again two such stars to boast of, shedding their light of Greece?

— Paton edition

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