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Friday, August 07, 2009

another greek pet tomb inscription

Surely even as thou liest dead in this tomb I deem the wild beasts yet fear thy white bones, huntress Lycas; and thy valour great Pelion knows, and splendid Ossa and the lonely peaks of Cithaeron.

-- Simonides, On a Thessalian Hound

Bonus! Inscription for a different kind of pet:
On Democritus would I the grasshopper draw deep sleep when I let loose shrill music from my wings; and Democritus over me when I was dead reared this fitting tomb, О wayfarer, nigh to Oropus.

-- Phaennus, On a Grasshopper

From John William Mackail, ed. and trans., Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology (London, New York, and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co., 2nd ed., 1906), pp. 170-171 passim.

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