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Yeats' "A Drinking Song" in Ancient Greek

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Yeats' "A Drinking Song" in Ancient Greek

Postby Markos » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:26 pm

A Drinking Song

Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you and I sigh.

διὰ χειλῶν ὁ μὲν οἶνος,
ὁ δ' ἔρως δι' ὀφθαλμῶν.
μόνον ταῦτα κυρίως οἴδαμεν,
πρὶν γηράσκοντας θανεῖν.
αἴρων οὖν τὸ ποτήριον,
θεωρῶ σε, στενάζων.
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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