aleator classicus

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Lysias, 2.80

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From a speech over the war-dead, some time in the 390s BC.

καὶ γάρ τοι θάπτονται δημοσίᾳ, καὶ ἀγῶνες τίθενται ἐπ’ αὐτοῖς ῥώμης καὶ σοφίας καὶ πλούτου, ὡς ἀξίους ὄντας τοὺς ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ τετελευτηκότας ταῖς αὐταῖς τιμαῖς καὶ τοὺς ἀθανάτους τιμᾶσθαι.

They are buried at public expense, and contests of strength, wisdom and wealth are held in their honour: those who have died in war are considered worthy of receiving the same honours as the immortals.

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November 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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