Symphosius Riddle 58: Capillus


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Findere me nulli possunt, praecidere multi.
Sed sum versicolor, albus quandoque futurus.
Malo manere niger: minus ultima fata verebor.


None can divide me, many cut me.
Though I am multicoloured, at some future time I will be white.
I prefer to remain black: I dread that last fate less.

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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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