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The unreachable apple

Sappho Fr. 93 Οἶον τὸ γλυκύμαλον ἐρεύθεται ἄκρῳ ἐπ’ ὔσδῳ ἄκρον ἐπ’ ἀκροτάτῳ· λελάθοντο δὲ μαλοδρόπηες, οὐ μὰν ἐκλελάθοντ’, ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἐδύναντ’ ἐπίκεσθαι. As the sweet apple reddens on the high bough high up on the highest; the apple pickers … Continue reading

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The moon has set

Δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα καὶ Πληΐαδες, μέσαι δέ νύκτες, πάρα δ‘ ἔρχετ‘ ὤρα, ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω. The moon has set and the Pleiades, It is the middle of the night Time passes by And I sleep alone. This fragment … Continue reading

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When evening falls

Ἔσπερε, πάντα φέρων, ὄσα φαίνολις ἐσκέδασ’ Αὔως, φέρεις ὄιν, φέρεις αἶγα, φέρεις ἄπυ μάτερι παῖδα. Evening, thou that bringst all that bright morning scattered, thou bringst the sheep, the goat, and the child back to its mother. Sappho Lobel-Page 104a … Continue reading

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