Epigram 7.700

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 317


ἴστω νυκτὸς ἐμῆς, ἥ μ᾽ ἔκρυφεν, οἰκία ταῦτα
λάινα, Κωκυτοῦ τ᾽ ἀμφιγόητον ὕδωρ,
οὔτι μ᾽ ἀνήρ, ὃ λέγουσι, κατέκτανεν ἐς γάμον ἄλλης
παπταίνων: τί μάτην οὔνομα Ῥουφιανός;
ἀλλά με Κῆρες ἄγουσι μεμορμέναι. οὐ μία δήπου
παῦλα Ταραντίνη κάτθανεν ὠκύμορος.

— Paton edition

Know, thou stone palace of the Night that hides me, and thou, flood of Cocytus, where wailing is loud, it was not my husband, as they say, who, contemplating another marriage, slew me. Why should Rufinus have that evil name for naught ? But the fatal Destinies brought me here. Paula of Tarentum is not the only woman who has died before her time.

— Paton edition



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