Symphosius Riddle 85: Perna


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Nobile duco genus magni de gente Catonis.
Una mihi soror est, plures licet esse putentur.
De fumo facies, sapientia de mare nata est.


I lead a noble line, from the great Cato’s kind;
I have one sister, even if there are thought to be more;
My face is from smoke, my taste is born from the sea.

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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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