Epigram 9.389

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When the Emperor praised this and wrote " Reveal who you are," he replied :

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πρὸς ταῦτα ὑπέγραψε στρατιώτης: φασὶ δὲ Τραϊανοῦ εἶναι.
Θάρσυνοι: οὐ γὰρ ἐμῆς κόρυθος λεύσσουσι μέτωπον.
εἶτα τοὖ Βασιλέως ἐπαινέσαντος, καὶ γράψαντος
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μοι τίς εἶ,
ἀντέγραψεν:
εἰμὶ μὲν εὐθώρηκος Ἐνυαλίου πολεμιστής:
εἰμὶ δὲ καὶ θεράπων Ἑλικωνίου Ἀπόλλωνος,
αὐτοῖς ἐν πρώτοισι λελεγμένος ἀσπιδιώταις.

— Paton edition

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