Sunday, October 01, 2017


In Defence of Their City

[Simonides], Epigrams LIV = Greek Anthology 7.442 (tr. David A. Campbell):
Let us remember the fair-fighting men, whose tomb this is, who died to save Tegea, rich in sheep, spearmen in defence of their city, lest they should see Greece perish and have freedom removed from her head.

εὐθυμάχων ἀνδρῶν μνησώμεθα, τῶν ὅδε τύμβος,
    οἳ θάνον εὔμηλον ῥυόμενοι Τεγέαν,
αἰχμηταὶ πρὸ πόληος, ἵνα σφίσι μὴ καθέληται
    Ἑλλὰς ἀποφθιμένη κρατὸς ἐλευθερίαν.

4 ἀποφθιμένη Bergk: ἀποφθιμένου codd.
ἀποφθιμένοις κάρτος ἐλευθερίας Planudes
D.L. Page, Further Greek Epigrams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), pp. 279-280:

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