Symphosius Riddle 27: Cornix


Date: Fri 01 Jul 2022
Original text:

Vivo novem vitas, si me non Graecia fallit;
Atraque sum semper nullo conpulsa dolore;
Et non irascens ultro convitia dico.


I live nine lives, if Greece does not deceive me;
And I am always black, compelled by no sadness;
And not angry, I give abuse superfluously.

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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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