Symphosius Riddle 65: Sagitta


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Saepta gravi ferro, levibus circumdata pinnis,
Aera per medium volucri contendo meatu,
Missaque discedens nullo mittente revertor.


Bound with heavy iron, surrounded by light feathers,
I shoot right through the air on a winged passage,
And sent, departing, I am turned back, with no one doing the sending.

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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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