Poseidippus Ποσείδιππος

POSEIDIPPUS (aka Posidippus)
Ποσείδιππος
(280BC)

Translated by G. Theodoridis

© 2005

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Archianax (TR 170)

(An epitaph)

Three-year old Archianax was
distracted from his playing by the
silent image of his own form
in the well.      His mother

tore

the soaked child from the water
wondering if he was still alive or which

fate

had taken him.
But the baby had not sinned against the Nymphs
but fell asleep upon his mother’s knees
and there he still lies in deep

sleep.

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