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Postby annis » Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:32 am

Some of you will remember me discussing this here some months ago. The poem with commentary is now done.

Dead Adonis.
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Postby Kopio » Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:14 pm

Looks great!! I printed up a version to read later on this evening with my cup of tea in my easy chair. :P Thanks for all the info on meter etc, I'll try reading it outloud just for kicks!
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Postby annis » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:17 am

Kopio wrote:Looks great!! I printed up a version to read later on this evening with my cup of tea in my easy chair.


Hope you enjoy it. It's such a strange little poem, I felt it had to be better known.

Thanks for all the info on meter etc, I'll try reading it outloud just for kicks!


Cool. I realize it's hard for most of us to get a feel for quantitative meters, but it is part of the art of Greek and Latin poetry. I try to make it easier. It helps my commentaries that I find the metrical stuff interesting on its own. I'm just happy I found a nice package for LaTeX (the typesetting software I use) which does the metrical sigla nicely.
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Postby mingshey » Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:25 am

I, too, am very interested in this poem, since I had read about Adonis in J.Frazer's "The Golden Bough". 8)
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Postby annis » Sun Jul 11, 2004 9:05 pm

mingshey wrote:I, too, am very interested in this poem, since I had read about Adonis in J.Frazer's "The Golden Bough".


This one? It'd think he'd stick with the bucolic poets, who have several Adonis songs among them.

Perhaps I'll do one of the Naassene hymns next for you, mingshey, to accomodate your interest in the gnostics...

[face=spionic]n/omoj h)=n geniko\j tou= panto\j o( prwto/tokoj no/oj,
o( de\ deu/teroj h)=n tou= prwtoto/kou to\ xuqe\n xa/oj[/face]


The law of the genesis of all was the firstborn nous,
and the second was the chaos shed by the firstborn.


And such a funky meter, too. (Well, not that funky, evidently, in the Imperial period).
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Postby mingshey » Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:15 am

Thanks, William! I sort of like it. Well it seems to be the product of the age which put the highest value on 'order', not chaos. In the Bible and in the Taoist ideas the chaos comes first. Here the sequence is changed. :)
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