Epigram 9.674

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In the Pharos at Alexandria

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πύργος ἐγὼ ναύτῃσιν ἀλωομένοισιν ἀρήγων
εἰμί, Ποσειδάωνος ἀπενθέα πυρσὸν ἀνάπτων,
καί με πεσεῖν μέλλοντα βαρυγδούποισιν ἀήταις
στῆσεν ἑοῖς καμάτοις Ἀμμώνιος, ὃς βασιλῆος

ἐστὶ πατήρ κείνῳ δὲ μετ᾽ ἄγρια κύματα ναῦται
χεῖρας ἀερτάζουσιν, ἅτε κλυτῷ Ἐννοσιγαίῳ.

— Paton edition

I am the tower that helps straying mariners, light-
ing up the blaze of Poseidon's comforting torch. Am-
monius, who is the father of our emperor,¹ re-erected
me by his labour when, borne down by the loud-
roaring gales, I was about to fall. To him the sailors,
escaped from the wild waves, lift up their hands as
to the glorious Earth-shaker.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 i.e. a patrician of Constantinople.

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