Symphosius Riddle 89: Balneum


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Per totas aedes innoxius introit ignis;
Est calor in medio magnus quem nemo veretur.
Non est nuda domus, sed nudus convenit hospes.


Through the whole house a harmless fire enters;
There is a great heat in the middle which no one fears.
The house is not bare, but a nude guest is appropriate.

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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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