Epigram 7.412

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 268


πᾶσά τοι οἰχομένῳ, Πυλάδη, κωκύεται Ἑλλάς,
ἄπλεκτον χαίταν ἐν χροῒ κειραμένα:
αὐτὸς δ᾽ ἀτμήτοιο κόμας ἀπεθήκατο δάφνας
Φοῖβος, ἑὸν τιμῶν ᾗ θέμις ὑμνοπόλον
Μοῦσαι δ᾽ ἐκλαύσαντο: ῥόον δ᾽ ἔστησεν ἀκούων
Ἀσωπὸς γοερῶν ἦχον ἀπὸ στομάτων
ἔλληξεν δὲ μέλαθρα Διωνύσοιο χορείης,
εὖτε σιδηρείην οἶμον ἔβης Ἀίδεω.

— Paton edition

Pylades, now thou art gone, all Hellas wails
shearing her loosened hair, and Phoebus himself took
off the laurels from his flowing locks, honouring his
singer as is meet. The Muses wept and Asopus
stayed his stream when he heard the voice of
mourning. The dance of Dionysus ceased in the
halls, when thou didst go down the iron road of

— Paton edition



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