Epigram 7.387

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 264

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Θειονόης ἔκλαιον ἐμῆς μόρον, ἀλλ᾽ ἐπὶ παιδὸς
ἐλπίσι κουφοτέρας ἔστενον εἰς ὀδύνας.
νῦν δέ με καὶ παιδὸς φθονερὴ γ᾽ ἀπενόσφισε Μοῖρα:
φεῦ: βρέφος ἐψεύσθην καὶ σὲ τὸ λειπόμενον.
Περσεφόνη, τόδε πατρὸς ἐπὶ θρήνοισιν ἄκουσον
θὲς βρέφος ἐς κόλπους μητρὸς ἀποιχομένης.

— Paton edition

I wept the death of my Theonoe, but the hopes I had of our child lightened my grief. But now envious fate has bereft me of the boy too. Alas my child, all that was left to me, I am cheated of thee! Persephone, give ear to the prayer of a mourning father, and lay the child in the bosom of its dead mother

— Paton edition

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