Symphosius Riddle 99: Somnus


Date: Sat 10 Sep 2022
Original text:

Sponte mea veniens varias ostendo figuras.
Fingo metus vanos nullo discrimine veri.
Sed me nemo videt, nisi qui sua lumina claudit.


Coming of my own free will, I reveal various figures.
I form baseless fears with no distinction of truth.
But no one sees me unless they close their eyes.

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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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