Symphosius Riddle 46: Viola


Date: Fri 01 Jul 2022
Original text:

Magna quidem non sum, sed inest mihi maxima virtus:
Spiritus est magnus, quamvis sim corpore parvo;
Nec mihi germen habet noxam nec culpa ruborem.


I am certainly not big, but there is the greatest strength in me:
My aroma is great, although I am small in body;
My sprout does not cause harm and guilt does not make me blush.

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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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