Symphosius Riddle 49: Ebur

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Date: Fri 01 Jul 2022
Original text:

Dens ego sum magnus populis cognatus Eois;
Nunc ego per partes in corpora multa recessi;
Nec remanent vires, sed formae gratia mansit.

Translation:

I am a great tooth, related to the people of the East;
Now I have receded into many bodies throughout the regions;
Strength does not remain, but the grace of the form abides.

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Notes:

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



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