Ἕκτορ, Ἀρήϊον αἷμα, κατὰ χθονὸς εἴ που ἀκούεις,
χαῖρε, καὶ ἄμπνευσον βαιὸν ὑπὲρ πατρίδος.
Ἴλιον οἰκεῖται κλεινὴ πόλις, ἄνδρας ἔχουσα
σοῦ μὲν ἀφαυροτέρους, ἀλλ’ ἔτ’ ἀρηϊφίλους·
Μυρμιδόνες δ’ ἀπόλοντο. παρίστασο, καὶ λέγ’ Ἀχιλλεῖ
Θεσσαλίην κεῖσθαι πᾶσαν ὑπ’ Αἰνεάδαις.
(Hadrian or Germanicus, Anth. Gr. 9.387)

Hector of the race of Ares, if thou hearest where’er thou art under ground, hail! and stay a little thy sighs for thy country. Ilion is inhabited, and is a famous city containing men inferior to thee, but still lovers of war, while the Myrmidons have perished. Stand by his side and tell Achilles that all Thessaly is subject to the sons of Aeneas. (tr. William Roger Paton)

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