Symphosius Riddle 98: Echo


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Virgo modesta nimis legem bene servo pudoris:
Ore procax non sum, nec sum temeraria linguae;
Ultra nolo loqui, sed do responsa loquenti.


A modest maid, I follow the law of modesty excessively well:
I am not shameless in speech nor am I reckless in language;
I do not speak of my own accord, but I give responses to the speaker.

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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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