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Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Anacreon, fr. 360(PMG)

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ὦ παῖ παρθένιον βλέπων
δίζημαί σε, σὺ δ’ οὐ κλύεις,
οὐκ εἰδὼς ὅτι τῆς ἐμῆς
ψυχῆς ἡνιοχεύεις.

O boy with a maidenly glance, I seek you out, but you do not hear me, not knowing that you are the charioteer of my soul.

A famous fragment. The final word of the second line is an emendation by Erfurdt; perhaps it should be κοεῖς, which also means ‘you do not hear/notice’.

Written by aleatorclassicus

October 4, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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