Epigram 9.631

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Descriptions

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606-640 are all Inscriptions on Baths

Texts

χῶρος ἐγὼ Δαναοῖς μεμελημένος, ἔνθα μολόντες
τῆς Ποδαλειρείης ἐξελάθοντο τέχνης.
ἕλκεα γὰρ μετὰ δῆριν ἐμοῖς ἀκέσαντο ῥεέθροις,
βαρβαρικῆς λόγχης ἰὸν ἀπωσάμενοι.

ἔνθεν ἀεξήθην ὀροφηφόρος: ἀντὶ δὲ τιμῆς
τὴν Ἀγαμεμνονέην εὗρον ἐπωνυμίην.

— Paton edition

I am a place beloved by the Danai, coming to which
they forgot the art of Podalirius.¹ For after the battle
they healed their wounds in my stream, expelling the
poison of the barbarian spear. Hence I grew great
and came to bear a roof, and as a token of fame
received the name of Agamemnon.

— Paton edition

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Comment

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Paton Edition notes on Description: Still existing and so called.

1 The two sons of Asclepius, Podalirius and Machaon, were the surgeons of the Greek army before Troy.

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