Symphosius Riddle 100: Monumentum


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Nomen habens hominis post ultima fata relinquor.
Nomen inane manet, sed dulcis vita profugit.
Vita tamen superest morti post tempora vitae.


I am left holding the name of a person after the last fate.
The useless name remains, but sweet life has fled.
Yet life survives death after a lifetime.

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This edition is based on Raymond T. Ohl, ed. The Enigmas of Symphosius. PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1928.

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