Epigram 7.436

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 274

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εἴποι τις παρὰ τύμβον ἰὼν ἀγέλαστος ὁδίτας
τοῦτ᾽ ἔπος: Ὀγδώκοντ᾽ ἐνθάδε μυριάδας
Σπάρτας χίλιοι ἄνδρες ἐπέσχον λήματι Περσῶν,
καὶ θάνον ἀστρεπτεί: Δώριος ἁ μελέτα.

— Paton edition

Some stranger passing gravely by the tomb might
say, " Here a thousand Spartans arrested by their
valour the advance of eighty myriads of Persians,
and died without turning their backs. That is
Dorian discipline."

— Paton edition

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Épigramme à la gloire de Sparte

Série d'épigrammes sur la gloire de Sparte, et plus particulièrement sur la bataille de Thyréa

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