Epigram 7.512

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 288

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τῶνδε δι᾽
ἀνθρώπων ἀρετὰν οὐχ ἵκετο καπνὸς
αἰθέρα δαιομένης εὐρυχόρου Τεγέας,
οἳ βούλοντο πόλιν μὲν ἐλευθερίᾳ τεθαλυῖαν
παισὶ λιπεῖν, αὐτοὶ δ᾽ ἐν προμάχοισι θανεῖν.

— Paton edition

Per il valore di questi, non giunse all'etere il fumo
dell'incendio di Tègea d'ampie strade.
Di libertà fiorente lasciare la vollero ai figli;
per sé la morte in prima fila scelsero.

— Pontani, Filippo Maria (1978-81) (ed.): Antologia Palatina, 4 vols., Torino.

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τῶνδε δι
ἀνθρώπων ἀρετὰν οὐχ ἵκετο καπνὸς
αἰθέρα δαιομένης εὐρυχόρου Τεγέας ,
οἳ βούλοντο πόλιν μὲν ἐλευθερίᾳ τεθαλυῖαν
παισὶ λιπεῖν , αὐτοὶ δ ἐν προμάχοισι θανεῖν .

Through the valour of these men the smoke of
spacious Tegea in flames never went up to heaven .
They resolved to leave to their children their city
prospering in freedom and to die themselves in the
forefront of the fight .

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