Epigram 7.740

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Codex Palatinus 23 p. 324

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αὐτὰ ἐπὶ Κρήθωνος ἐγὼ λίθος, οὔνομα κείνου
δηλοῦσα: Κρήθων δ᾽ ἐν χθονίοις σποδιά.
ὁ πρὶν καὶ Γύγῃ παρισεύμενος ὄλβον, ὁ τὸ πρὶν
βουπάμων, ὁ πρὶν πλούσιος αἰπολίοις,
ὁ πρὶν — τί πλείω μυθεῦμαι; ὁ πᾶσι μακαρτός,
φεῦ, γαίης ὅσσης ὅσσον ἔχει μόριον.

— Paton edition

I am the stone that rests on Cretho and makes
known his name, but Cretho is ashes underground,
he who once vied with Gyges in wealth, who was
lord of many herds and flocks, who was — why need
I say more ? he who was blessed by all. Alas, what a
little share of his vast lands is his !

— Paton edition

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