|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|Meleagers Own Epitaph|
By Meleager of Gadara (First Century B.C.)
|The Greek Anthology|
Translation of John William Mackail
|TREAD softly, O stranger; for here an old man sleeps among the holy dead, lulled in the slumber due to all; Meleager son of Eucrates, who united Love of the sweet tears and the Muses with the joyous Graces; whom god-begotten Tyre brought to manhood, and the sacred land of Gadara, but lovely Cos nursed in old age among the Meropes. But if thou art a Syrian, say Salam, and if a Phnician, Naidios, and if a Greek, Hail: they are the same.|| 1|