Theocritus

(315 BC - 260 BC / Greece)

Epitaph of Eurymedon


Thou hast gone to the grave, and abandoned thy son
Yet a babe, thy own manhood but scarcely begun.
Thou art throned among gods: and thy country will take
Thy child to her heart, for his brave father's sake.

Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012

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