I'm really not sure if this is the right place to be posting this, but I can't find anywhere else, and I'm desperate for the help. I'm sorry if this is the wrong place, and if so, could someone please post me to the right place.
Anyway, I'm getting a tattoo on it, and I would really like the epigram from simonides about the spartans on it.
I'm concerned over the correct lettering of the ancient greek symbols. I've been given a few different ones. Could anyone tell me the correct one, or tell if they are both correct, but one is capitals, etc. Obviously I don't want to get a tattoo and get it the wrong words of symbols because I can't read greek.
These are the ones I've got:
Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι
Ώ ξειν’, αγγέλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ότι τήδε κείμεθα τοις κείνων ρήμασι πειθόμενοι
As you can see some of the letters seemed to be accented differently, or different (for example one was 2 lines before the omega symbol, the 2nd has only the one line)
Ō ksein', angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti tēide
keimetha, tois keinōn rhēmasi peithomenoi.
greek as well? As in, are the first 2 ancient greek, and this one simply modern greek? There doesn't seem to be any answers anywhere else on the net, so hoping you guys can help me.
If you any of you guys can help me out here, I'll be extremely grateful.
Thank you so much.
edit: really sorry if this should have gone in the ancient greek translation section, as I see there is a lot about tattoos there already. Thank you again