Symphosius Riddle 75: Calx


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Evasi flammas, ignis tormenta profugi.
Ipsa medella meo pugnat contraria fato:
Ardeo de lymphis: gelidis incendor ab undis.


I have escaped the flames, I have fled the torments of fire.
The very cure fights against my fate:
I am burned by liquids: I am inflamed by icy waves.

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This edition is based on Raymond T. Ohl, ed. The Enigmas of Symphosius. PhD dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1928.

If you're researching/studying this collection, you should also consult this excellent new edition: T. J. Leary, ed. Symphosius: The Aenigmata, An Introduction, Text and Commentary. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Textual differences in that edition include:

  • line 3: incendor > accendor

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