Symphosius Riddle 74: Lapis


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Deucalion ego sum crudeli sospes ab unda,
Affinis terrae sed longe durior illa.
Littera decedat: volucris quoque nomen habebo.


I am Deucalion, unharmed by a cruel wave,
Associated with the earth, but far harder than it.
A letter falls away: I will also have the name of a winged creature.

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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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