Epigram 7.396

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 265

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Οἰδίποδος παίδων Θήβη τάφος: ἀλλ᾽ ὁ πανώλης
τύμβος ἔτι ζώντων αἰσθάνεται πολέμων.
κείνους οὔτ᾽ Ἀίδης ἐδαμάσσατο, κἠν Ἀχέροντι
μάρνανται: κείνων χὠ τάφος ἀντίπαλος,

καὶ πυρὶ πῦρ ἤλεγξαν ἐναντίον. ὦ ἐλεεινοὶ
παῖδες, ἀκοιμήτων ἁψάμενοι δοράτων.

— Paton edition

Thebes is the tomb of the sons of Oedipus, but the all-destroying tomb feels their still living quarrel. Not even Hades subdued them, and by Acheron they still fight; even their tomb are foes and they dispute still on their funeral pyres. O children much to be pitied, who grasped spears never to be laid to rest.

— Paton edition

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Epigram 7.399

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