Epigram 7.475

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 282


νυμφίον Εὐαγόρην ποτὶ πενθερὸν ἡ Πολυαίνου
Σκυλλὶς ἀν᾽ εὐρείας ἦλθε βοῶσα πύλας,
παῖδα τὸν Ἡγεμάχειον ἐφέστιον οὐδ᾽ ἄρ᾽ ἐκείνη
χήρη πατρῴους αὖθις ἐσῆλθε δόμους,
δαιμονίη: τριτάτῳ δὲ κατέφθιτο μηνὶ δυσαίων
οὐλομένῃ ψυχῆς δύσφρονι τηκεδόνι.
τοῦτο δ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἀμφοτέροισι πολύκλαυτον φιλότητος
ἕστηκεν λείῃ μνῆμα παρὰ τριόδῳ.

— Paton edition

Scyllis, the daughter of Polyaenus went to her
father-in-law's, lamenting, as she entered the wide
gates, the death of her bridegroom, Evagoras the
son of Hegemachus, who dwelt there. She came
not back, poor widowed girl, to her father's house,
but within three months she perished, her spirit
wasted by deadly melancholy. This tearful memorial
of their love stands on the tomb of both beside the
smooth high-way.

— Paton edition



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