Type 3023
(formerly typ/1127)

Τὸ γλυκύπικρον ἐκροφῶν βίου μέλι
τῆς τοῦ θανάτου πικρίας οὐκ αἰσθάνῃ.
Ἀλλ᾽ ὀψὲ νήψας καὶ νοήσας τὴν πλάνην,
ἄνθρωπε, φεύγε τὸν ψυχώλεθρον βίον.
Γῆν γὰρ ἅπασαν καὶ θάλασσαν ἂν δράμῃς,
καὶ πάντα τῆς γῆς ἂν κερδήσῃς τόν πλοῦτον,
τάφος σὲ σήψει, κἂν θέλῃς, κἂν μὴ θέλῃς.
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Reader-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s) Address to the reader
Translation(s) Dulce-amarum exsorbens vitae mel
mortis amaritudinem non sentis.
Sed sero cum sobrius-eris et intelliges errorem tuum,
homo, fuge istam-quae-animam-perdit vitam.
Terram enim omnem et mare etiamsi curras,
et omnes terrae etsi lucratus sis divitias,
sepulcrum te putrefaciet, et si velis et si nolis.
Language: Latin
E. Cougny, 1890, Epigrammatum Anthologia Palatina cum Planudeis et Appendice nova epigrammatum veterum ex libris et marmoribus ductorum (vol. 3), Paris: 417
Comment = Anth. Gr. Append. IV.100
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Number of verses 7
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Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 764: "De memoria mortis"
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Last modified: 2020-03-21.