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Sappho poem

Postby Kasper » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:39 am

This line is from Sappho and I do not understand it:

"ti/na dhu~te pei/qw mai~s s) a/ghn es san filo/para;"

my attempted translation is:

"whom now again I believe ('mai~s' I don't have a translation for) to you should bring it, beloved?"

Any help please? I'm really clueless on this one....
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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Postby chad » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:58 am

hi kasper, have a look at Prof Harris' discussion of this line on pgs 80-81 of this .pdf: :)

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/Sappho.pdf
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Postby Kasper » Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:55 am

Thanks Chad! No wonder I couldn't figure this one out!!
“Cum ego verbo utar,” Humpty Dumpty dixit voce contempta, “indicat illud quod optem – nec plus nec minus.”
“Est tamen rogatio” dixit Alice, “an efficere verba tot res indicare possis.”
“Rogatio est, “Humpty Dumpty responsit, “quae fiat magister – id cunctum est.”
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