Symphosius Riddle 82: Conditum


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Tres olim fuimus, qui nomine iungimur uno;
Ex tribus est unus, et tres miscentur in uno;
Quisque bonus per se: melior, qui continet omnes.


Once we were three, who are joined by one name;
One is from three, and three are mixed in one;
Each is good in itself: better, that which contains all of them.

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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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