aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Praxilla, fr.1 (PMG 747)

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For background on the poet Praxilla and her Hymn to Adonis from which these lines come, see this helpful page.

κάλλιστον μὲν ἐγὼ λείπω φάος ἠελίοιο,
δεύτερον ἄστρα φαεινὰ σεληναίης τε πρόσωπον
ἠδὲ καὶ ὡραίους σικύους καὶ μῆλα καὶ ὄγχνας.

The most beautiful thing I leave behind is the light of the sun; second, the shining stars and the face of the moon, and also ripe cucumbers, apples, and pears.

Written by aleatorclassicus

August 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Praxilla

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