Epigram 7.394

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 265

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Μυλεργάτας ἀνήρ με κἠν ζωᾶς χρόνοις
βαρυβρομήταν εἶχε δινητὸν πέτρον,
πυρηφάτον Δάματρος εὐκάρπου λάτριν,
καὶ κατθανὼν στάλωσε τῷδ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἠρίῳ,
σύνθημα τέχνας: ὣς ἔχει μ᾽ ἀεὶ βαρύν,
καὶ ζῶν ἐν ἔργοις, καὶ θανὼν ἐπ᾽ ὀστέοις.

— Paton edition

The miller possessed me also during his life, the deep-voiced revolving stone, the wheat-crushing servant of fertile Demeter, and on his death he set me up on this tomb, an emblem of his calling. So he finds me ever heavy, in his work while he lived, and now he is dead, on his bones.

— Paton edition

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