Meleager's Epitaph. A Greek Translation by Michael Wolfe
Woman with stylus and wax tablet, thinking. Pompeii.
My father was Eucrates.
Meleager is my name.
Born in Gadara, Palestine
I came of age in Tyre...
Click on the Blog page above for a full translation of this epitaph, from
Cut These Words into My Stone: Selected Greek Epitaphs, by Michael Wolfe, to be published in Fall, 2012 by Johns Hopkins University Press.
A selection of 125 Greek epitaphs translated into English and introduced by Michael Wolfe, with a Foreword by Richard P. Martin. To be published by Johns Hopkins University Press, Winter, 2013. For general readers and classrooms.
"His translations of the Greek epitaphs are simply stunning." Richard Wilbur.
Arts Fuse: http://artsfuse.org/79947/fuse-poetry-review-lapidary-ends-cut-these-words-into-my-stone/