Meleager's Epitaph. from the Greek. 50 B.C.

January 10, 2012

Tags: Meleager, Greek Epitaphs, Greek Literature, Middle East, Palestine, poetry

"Meleager is my name..."
My father was Eucrates.
Meleager is my name.
Born in Gadara, Palestine
I came of age in Tyre...

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Meleager was born in Palestine, in Gadara. A consummate man of letters, he added hundreds of first-rate epigrams to the Greek canon and also compiled and edited the motherlode manuscript (more…)

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