Symphosius Riddle 95: Funambulus


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Inter luciferum caelum terrasque iacentes
Aera per medium docta meat arte viator.
Semita sed brevis est, pedibus nec sufficit ipsis.


Between light-bearing heaven and the earth lying below
Through mid-air by learned skill the traveller goes.
But the path is narrow, and the feet themselves do not suffice.

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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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