Epigram 7.497

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 286

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καί ποτε Θυμώδης, τὰ παρ᾽ ἐλπίδα κήδεα κλαίων,
παιδὶ Λύκῳ κενεὸν τοῦτον ἔχευε τάφον
οὐδὲ γὰρ ὀθνείην ἔλαχεν κόνιν, ἀλλά τις ἀκτὴ
Θυνιὰς ἢ νήσων ποντιάδων τις ἔχει:
ἔνθ᾽ ὅγε που πάντων κτερέων ἄτερ ὀστέα φαίνει
γυμνὸς ἐπ᾽ ἀξείνου κείμενος αἰγιαλοῦ.

— Paton edition

Thymodes too, on a time, weeping for his unexpected sorrow built this empty tomb for his son Lycus ; for not even does he lie under foreign earth, but some Bithynian strand, some island of the Black Sea holds him. There he lies, without funeral, showing his bare bones on the inhospitable shore.

— Paton edition

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