Epigram 7.376

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 261
Codex Palatinus 23 p. 262

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δείλαιοι, τί κεναῖσιν ἀλώμεθα θαρσήσαντες
ἐλπίσιν, ἀτηροῦ ληθόμενοι θανάτου;
ἦν ὅδε καὶ μύθοισι καὶ ἤθεσι πάντα Σέλευκος
ἄρτιος, ἀλλ᾽ ἥβης βαιὸν ἐπαυρόμενος,

ὑστατίοις ἐν Ἴβηρσι, τόσον δίχα τηλόθι Λέσβου,
κεῖται ἀμετρήτων ξεῖνος ἐπ᾽ αἰγιαλῶν.

— Paton edition

Unhappy men! why do we wander confiding in empty hopes, oblivious of painful death? Here was this Seleucus so perfect in speech and character; but after enjoying his prime but for a season, in Spain, at the end of the world, so far from Lesbos, he lies a stranger on that uncharted coast.

— 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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