|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|Epitaph on Scipio|
|By Ennius (239169 B.C.)|
| || This brings us to the last form of Enniuss poetic activity which we can mention; viz., epitaphs. On Africanus he wrote an elegiac couplet, expressing the favorite eulogy of the ancients upon a successful soldierly life. Xenophon, for instance, records a prayer of the younger Cyrus to quite the same effect.|
|HERE is he laid unto whom no man, whether foeman or comrade,|
|Ever was able to give recompense worthy his deeds.|