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3. A Spartan, who is said to have retorted upon the epigram on the subjugation of Greece usually ascribed to Hadrian (Anthol. ii. p. 285) by writing under it a line from a speech of Achilles to Patroclus. (Il. 16.70.) When inquiry was made as to who had "capped" the imperial epigram, he replied by a parody on Archilochus (Fragm. ii.):
Εἰμὶ μὲν εὐώρηκος Ἐνυαλίου πολεμιδτής
, κ. τ. λ.

The story seems to rest on the authority of a note in the Vatican MS. This does not, however, give the name of Demaratus, which occurs in the version of the anecdote in the Anthology of Planudes. (See Jacobs, ad Anthol. l.c.)


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