Wednesday, December 18, 2019


Epitaph of Pyrrhiadas

Inscriptiones Graecae IX.2 270, tr. L.H. Jeffery, "Some Early Greek Epitaphs," Greece & Rome Vol. 16, No. 48 (October, 1947) 127-132 (at 131):
This is the grave of Pyrrhiadas, who did not understand retreat,
But died here, far the foremost, fighting for this land.

μνᾶμ' ἐμμὶ Πυρριάδα, ὃς οὐκ ἠπίστατο φεύγειν,
ἀλλ' αὖθε πὲρ γᾶς τᾶσδε πολλὸν ἀριστεύων ἔθανε.
See Valentina Garulli, "Epitafio di Pyrriadas," Axon 1.1 (June 2017) 89-96.

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