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87): ovBels yap o\hcu CxVOllTOS EOTl OOTIS TIOAEJ,lOV npo eipiJVllS aipeeTat" ev 11ev yap Tlj oi naiBes Tovs naTepas 86::nTovm, ev oe Tc';) oi naTepes Tovs naiBas. For no one is, of himself, so foolish as to prefer war to peace; in the one, children bury their fathers; in the other, fathers their children. (trans. D. Grene) Untimely death and the burial of children by their parents represent the inversion of the natural order of life and death, a grievous fate which is frequently alluded to in verse epitaphs.
307-341) for a brief assessment of various ancient and modern chronologies of Simonides' life. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. I. ARCHAIC A ITIC VERSE EPITAPHS 26 exaoxos heAtKias, 31, ea. ), employment of the term voOs to describe the character or life of the deceased does not appear in archaic epitaphs. Origin of the Deceased As a general rule, epitaphs speak of the origin of the deceased only when it differs from the place of burial.
Vouv es CxTao8aAtllV. (=Simon. 26a) Here the earth covers Archedike the daughter of Hippias who excelled those of his time in Hellas. Although she was a daughter, wife, sister and mother of tyrants, she did not lift her mind to arrogance. This epitaph is quite different from archaic Attic verse epitaphs in that it is more poetic and more opaque than an archaic epitaph. In the opening verse Hippias appears to be highly esteemed, but the second couplet seems to imply that tyrannoi are prone to aTao8aAtll, from which Archedike, however, managed to abstain.
An historical study of Athenian verse epitaphs from the sixth through the fourth centuries BC. (PhD Toronto Univ.) by Julia Lougovaya