Symphosius Riddle 97: Umbra


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Insidias nullas vereor de fraude latenti;
Nam deus attribuit nobis haec munera formae,
Quod me nemo movet, nisi qui prius ipse movetur.


I fear no traps from lurking fraud;
For God gave us these gifts of form,
That no one moves me unless he himself is moved first.

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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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