Tuesday’s for the Tomb: Some Funerary Epigrams

Simonides, Epigrams

VIII

“If the greatest part of virtue is to die nobly, Fortune gave this to us above all people. Striving to grant freedom to Greece, we now enjoy an ageless eulogy.”

IX

“In establishing immortal glory for their dear fatherland, these men have robed themselves in the gloomy cloud of death. In dying, they did not perish, since their glory-granting virtue leads them back up from the home of Hades.”

X

“This is the grave of that Adeimantus, through whose work Greece crowns herself with the garland of freedom.”

 

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