The following translation was made by David Prilutsky as part of an ancient Greek course at The Lawrenceville School in 2020-2021. It was reviewed by Krateros Project Manager Aaron Hershkowitz and Krateros Project Director Angelos Chaniotis.
O dearest stranger, you wonder indeed
Who and from where I am.
On the one hand Kos is my fatherland
And on the other hand I,
By the name of Neikomēdēs, am a
Servant of the Muses
Singing Homer in the thymelai (the theaters)
Having laughed at judgements
I wrap myself in Sweet sleep