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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Meleager’s 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 Phœnician, “Naidios,” and if a Greek, “Hail”: they are the same.  1
 
 
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