Epigram 9.498

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μὴ θάπτειν τὸν ἄθαπτον, ἔα κυσὶ κύρμα γενέσθαι:
γῆ πάντων μήτηρ μητροφθόρον οὐ δέχετ᾽ ἄνδρα,

— Paton edition

Bury not the unburied ; leave him to be the prey
of dogs. Earth, the mother of all, will not receive
the man who denies the bed of his mother.

— Paton edition

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