Sunday, September 07, 2008

Epigram 31 - an epitaph

Tell me, is Charidas buried here?
"If it's the son of Arimmas you mean, he's here."
Charidas, how is it down there?
What of Return?
"A lie."
And Pluto?
"A myth."
We're done for, then.
"I've given you the truth. If you prefer a pleasantry, beef's a penny a pound in Hades."

- Callimachus of Cyrene

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