Ioci Antiqui 76

Philárguros diathékas gráphwn heautòn kleronómon étaxen.

A greedy man writing his will made himself his own heir.

This is Philogelos 104. Not very funny? It’s actually better than average for the collection. Underlined e and o represent eta and omega respectively: this allows inelegant but unambiguous transliteration. It will have to do until I can figure out how to display accented Greek text.

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