Symphosius Riddle 71: Puteus


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Mersa procul terris in cespite lympha profundo
Non nisi perfossis possum procedere venis,
Et trahor ad superos alieno ducta labore.


Water sunk deep in the earth, far down,
I am not able to appear except by channels dug out,
I am pulled and led to those above by another’s labour.

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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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