Epigram 9.56

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Ἕβρου Θρηικίου κρυμῷ πεπεδημένον ὕδωρ
νήπιος εἰσβαίνων οὐκ ἔφυγεν θάνατον
ἐς ποταμὸν δ᾽ ἤδη λαγαρούμενον ἴχνος ὀλισθὼν,
κρυμῷ τοὺς ἁπαλοὺς αὐχένας ἀμφεκάρη.

καὶ τὸ μὲν ἐξεσύρη λοιπὸν δέμας: ἡ δὲ μένουσα
ὄψις ἀναγκαίην εἶχε τάφου πρόφασιν.
δύσμορος ἧς ὠδῖνα διείλατο πῦρ τε καὶ ὕδωρ:
ἀμφοτέρων δὲ δοκῶν, οὐδενός ἐστιν ὅλως.

— Paton edition

The child, treading on the frozen stream of Thracian Hebrus, did not escape death; but when he slipped into the river, now less solidly frozen, his tender neck was cut through by the ice. The rest of his body was carried away, but the head which remained on the ice gave of necessity cause for a funeral. Unhappy she whose offspring was divided between fire and water and seeming to belong to both, belongs not wholly to either.

— Paton edition

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cp. Book VII. No. 542.

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