Symphosius Riddle 56: Caliga


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Maior eram longe quondam, dum vita manebat;
Sed nunc exanimis lacerata ligata revulsa
Dedita sum terrae, tumulo sed condita non sum.


I was once much bigger, when life remained;
But now lifeless, lacerated, bound, removed,
I am given to the earth, but I am not hidden in a grave.

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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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