Epigram 9.689

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On the Gate of Eugenius in Constantinople

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οὗτος Ἰουλιανὸς λαοσσόα τείχεα πήξας,
στῆσε τρόπαιον, ἑῆς σύμβολον ἀγρυπνίης,
σφάζειν ἀντιβίους ἐχθροὺς ἀπάνευθε μενοινῶν,
ἢ πόλεως προπάροιθ᾽ ἐκκροτέειν πολέμους,

— Paton edition

This Julian¹ who built the walls that protect the
city erected the trophy in memory of his vigilance.
He studied rather to slay his enemies at a distance
than to stir up war before the city.

— Paton edition

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Paton Edition: 1 No doubt the Emperor.

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