Symphosius Riddle 86: Malleus


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Non ego de toto mihi corpore vindico vires,
Sed capitis pugna nulli certare recuso:
Grande mihi caput est, totum quoque pondus in illo.


I do not claim strength with my whole body,
But in a fight of heads I do not refuse to compete against anyone:
My head is big, also all my weight is in it.

Click to show riddle solution?


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

Tags: riddles  solutions  latin  symphosius