Epigram 9.61

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γυμνὸν ἰδοῦσα Λάκαινα παλίντροπον ἐκ πολέμοιο
παῖδ᾽ ἑὸν ἐς πάτραν ὠκὺν ἱέντα πόδα,
ἀντίη ἀίξασα δι᾽ ἥπατος ἤλασε λόγχαν,
ἄρρενα ῥηξαμένα φθόγγον ἐπὶ κταμένῳ:



ἀλλότριον Σπάρτας, εἶπεν, γένος, ἔρρε πρὸς ᾄδαν,

ἔρρ᾽, ἐπεὶ ἐψεύσω πατρίδα καὶ γενέταν.

— Paton edition

The Spartan woman, seeing her son hastening home in flight from the war and stripped of his armour, rushed to meet him, and driving a spear through his liver, uttered over the slain these words full of virile spirit: "Away with thee to Hades, alien scion of Sparta! Away with thee, since thou wast false to thy country and thy father!"

— Paton edition

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