Theocritus

(315 BC - 260 BC / Greece)

Epitaph of Cleonicus


Man, husband existence: ne'er launch on the sea
Out of season: our tenure of life is but frai.
Think of poor Cleonicus: for Phasos sailed he
From the valleys of Syria, with many a bale:
With many a bale, ocean's tides he would stem
When the Pleiads were sinking; and he sank with them.

Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012

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