Symphosius Riddle 73: Uter


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Non ego continuo morior, dum spiritus exit;
Nam redit adsidue, quamvis et saepe recedit:
Et mihi nunc magna est animae, nunc nulla facultas.


I do not immediately die when my breath leaves;
For it continually returns, although it often recedes again:
Now is my power of breath great, now is it nothing.

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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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