Epigram 7.399

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 266

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τηλοτάτω χεύασθαι ἔδει τάφον Οἰδιπόδαο
παισὶν ἀπ᾽ ἀλλήλων, οἷς πέρας οὐδ᾽ Ἀίδας:
ἀλλὰ καὶ εἰς Ἀχέροντος ἕνα πλόον ἠρνήσαντο,
χὠ στυγερὸς ζώει κἠν φθιμένοισιν Ἄρης.

ἠνίδε πυρκαϊῆς ἄνισον φλόγα: δαιομένα γὰρ
ἐξ ἑνὸς εἰς δισσὰν δῆριν ἀποστρέφεται.

— Paton edition

Far from each other should the tombs of Oedipus' sons have been built, for even Hades ends not their strife. They refused even to travel in one boat to the house of Acheron, and hateful Ares lives in them even now they are dead. Look at the uneven flame of their pyre, how it separates from one into two quarrelling tongues.

— Paton edition

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Modèle pour 7.396

Selon Waltz, cette pièce a sans doute servi de modèle à Bianor qui est plus jeune qu'Antiphilios.

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Epigram 7.396

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