Epigram 9.101

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Codex Palatinus 23, p. 373

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ἡρώων ὀλίγαι μὲν ἐν ὄμμασιν, αἱ δ᾽ ἔτι λοιπαὶ
πατρίδες οὐ πολλῷ γ᾽ αἰπύτεραι πεδίων

οἵην καὶ σέ, τάλαινα, παρερχόμενός γε Μυκήνην
ἔγνων, αἰπολίου παντὸς ἐρημοτέρην,

αἰπολικὸν μήνυμα: γέρων δέ τις, ἡ πολύχρυσος,
εἶπεν, Κυκλώπων τῇδ᾽ ἐπέκειτο πόλις.

— Paton edition

Few are the birth-places of the heroes that are still to be seen, and those yet left are not much higher than the soil. So, as I passed thee by, did I recognise thee, unhappy Mycenae, more waste than any goat-fold. The herds still point thee out, and it was an old man who said to me, "Here stood once the city, rich in gold, that the Cyclopes built."

— Paton edition

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Personnages mythiques, divinités mineures

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