Symphosius Riddle 67: Lanterna


Date: Fri 09 Sep 2022
Original text:

Cornibus apta cavis, tereti perlucida gyro,
Lumen habens intus divini sideris instar,
Noctibus in mediis faciem non perdo dierum.


Fitted with hollow horns, transparent with a rounded circle,
I have light inside, the likeness of a divine star,
In the middle of the night I do not lose the look of day.

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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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