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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Epitaph of a Charioteer
 
Anonymous (circa 350 A.D. (?))
 
 
HOC rudis aurigae requiescunt ossa sepulcro
  nec tamen ignari flectere lora manu,
iam qui quadriiugos auderem scandere currus
  et tamen a biiugis non remouerer equis.
inuidere meis annis crudelia fata,        5
  fata quibus nequeas opposuisse manus.
nec mihi concessa est morituro gloria circi,
  donaret lacrimas ne pia turba mihi.
ussere ardentes intus mea uiscera morbi,
  uincere quos medicae non potuere manus.        10
sparge, precor, flores supra mea busta, uiator:
  fauisti uiuo forsitan ipse mihi.
 

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