Symphosius Riddle 90: Tessera


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Dedita sum semper voto, non certa futuri.
Iactor in ancipites varia vertigine casus
Nunc ego maesta malis, nunc rebus laeta secundis.


I am always dedicated to a vow, not certain of the future.
I am thrown into the varied whirling of twofold chance.
Now I am sorrowful because of misfortune, now I am happy because of good fortune.

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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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