Symphosius Riddle 94: Luscus alium vendens


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Cernere iam fas est quod vix tibi credere fas est:
Unus inest oculus, capitum sed milia multa.
Qui quod habet vendit, quod non habet unde parabit?


Now it is possible to see what is scarcely possible to believe:
There is one eye, but many thousand heads.
From where will he, who sells what he has, acquire what he does not have?

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One-eyed garlic seller


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

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