Symphosius Riddle 51: Mola


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Ambo sumus lapides, una sumus, ambo iacemus.
Quam piger est unus, tantum non est piger alter:
Hic manet inmotus, non desinit ille moveri.


We are both rocks, we are one, we both lie together.
One is as lazy as the other is not lazy:
This one stays unmoving, that one does not stop being moved.

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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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