Archive for November 20th, 2018

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Epigram IV (7.261) by Diotimus

What use to suffer in labor, give birth to children, if she
who gives them birth is to see her child dead?
For his mother heaped this grave mound for young Bianor,
but the mother ought to have had this from her child.

From: Fowler, Barbara Hughes (ed.), Hellenistic Poetry: An Anthology, 1990, University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin, p. 291.

Date: 3rd century BCE (original in Greek); 1990 (translation in English)

By: Diotimus (3rd century BCE)

Translated by: Barbara Hughes Fowler (1926-2000)