Anthologia Palatina XI 81

Lucillius mocks an unsuccesfull boxer.

In every boxing contest organized by the Greeks
have I, Androleos, participated.
In Pisa I had one ear left, in Plataiai one eyebrow.
In Delphi I was carried off knock-out.
My father Damoteles and my fellow-citizens were summoned by the herald
to carry me out of the stadion, dead or mutilated.


© KU Leuven, 2012