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Help with finding an ancient Greek riddle.

Postby KGBLV » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:40 pm

Hello,

I am reading a version of Epikouros letters, insight, fragments translated to Latvian. It seems to me that it has been arranged and translated by Latvian authors. At one point from fragments there is a refference to something that directly translates back form Latvian to English as "Riddle about covered father", it might be "Cloaked father", Latvian is a poor lanuage. I know this is a long shot and maybe even the wrong place to ask, but google search has yielded no results. If some one can direct me to an answer or answer by themselves what is this riddle abou it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Help with finding an ancient Greek riddle.

Postby mahasacham » Thu May 04, 2017 6:54 am

I am intrigued. I regret not visiting this section of the forum. Have you found any insight into your question?

I will see what I can find. Good luck!
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Re: Help with finding an ancient Greek riddle.

Postby KGBLV » Thu May 04, 2017 11:30 am

Yeah, no I just tried googling and tried looking up the part of the text in English translations but no luck, well it was more of a curioisity thing for me than anything else so I gave up after a few days.
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Re: Help with finding an ancient Greek riddle.

Postby jeidsath » Thu May 04, 2017 3:40 pm

It would likely be in here somewhere:

https://archive.org/details/HermannUsenerEpicurea1887

I couldn't find anything in the index though. Here is an English selection from the above:

http://www.attalus.org/translate/epicurus.html

If you could write more about the fragment, that might be helpful.
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