Symphosius Riddle 62: Pons


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Stat nemus in lymphis, stat in alto gurgite silva,
Et manet in mediis undis inmobile robur;
Terra tamen mittit quod terrae munera praestat.


A grove stands in the waters, a wood stands in the high stream,
And immobile oak abides in the middle of the waves;
And yet the earth sends that which supplies gifts to the earth.

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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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