Epigram to the Spartans at Thermopylae (Simonides)

Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοισ', ὅτι τῇδε  κείμεθα τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι. ξεῖν[ε] (var. ξένος vocative singular) 'stranger!' Germanic *gastiz, Slavic *gostь, Latin hostis—ἀγγέλλειν is an infinitive as imperative—Λακεδαιμονίοισ[ι] 'to the Spartans'—ὅτι (conjunction) 'that'—τῇδε 'here' (originally sc. χώρᾳ = 'in this place') κείμεθα (κεῖμαι 1pl) 'we lie (dead)'—κείνων (κεῖνος genitive plural) refers to Λακεδαιμόνιοι—ῥήμασι (ῥῆμα dative plural) … Continue reading Epigram to the Spartans at Thermopylae (Simonides)