Sunday, November 1, 2020

M/M: Achilles & Patroclus, Together in the Tomb: Greek Anthology

 Patroclus hic situs est, tumulo quoque iunctus Achilli,

Quem Mars ipse manu perculit Hectorea.

Πατρόκλου τάφος ούτος ομου δ Αχιλή τέθαπται 

ον κτάνεν ωκύς Αρης Εκτορος έν παλάμαις.

--Mantissa Secunda de Graecis Heroibus, compiled & translated by Henricus Stephanus #6

Here lies Patroclus, joined with Achilles in the tomb,

whom Mars himself smote through the hands of Hector. 



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Works:  Greek Anthology; Anthologia Graeca; Florilegi Graeci



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 The Greek Anthology is a modern collection of Greek lyric poetry compiled from various sources over the course of Greco-Roman literature. The current collection was created from two major sources, one from the 10th century CE and one from the 14th century CE. The anthology contains authors spanning the entirety of Greek literature, from archaic poets to Byzantine Christian poets.  

 Byzantine Greek

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