Epigram 9.649

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On an Inn in Cibyra

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Εὐσεβίη τὸ μέλαθρον ἀπὸ πρώτοιο θεμείλου
ἄχρι καὶ ὑψηλοὺς ἤγαγεν εἰς ὀρόφους.
οὐ γὰρ ἀπ᾽ ἀλλοτρίων κτεάνων ληίστορι χαλκῷ
ὄλβον ἀολλίζων τεῦξε Μακηδόνιος:

οὐδὲ λιπερνήτης κενεῷ καὶ ἀκερδέι μόχθῳ
κλαῦσε, δικαιοτάτου μισθοῦ ἀτεμβόμενος.
ὡς δὲ πόνων ἄμπαυμα φυλάσσεται ἀνδρὶ δικαίῳ,
ὧδε καὶ εὐσεβέων ἔργα μένοι μερόπων.

— Paton edition

Piety built up this house from its foundations to its
lofty roof. For Macedonius did not build it out of
wealth gained by despoiling with the sword the pos-
sessions of others, nor did he weep, a pauper, over
an empty and profitless labour, deprived of the
return justly due to his outlay. As rest from labour
awaits the just, so may the works of pious men
survive.

— Paton edition

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