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Non fu già men forte Alcide

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non fu già men forte Alcide  
benché in sen d'Onfale bella
spesso l'armi egli posò!

Né men fiero il gran Pelide
sotto spoglie di donzella
d'Asia i regni minacciò!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Hercules was not any less strong", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-07-20.
Last modified: 2018-07-20 00:29:49
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Hercules was not any less strong

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Hercules was not any less strong
for having often left his weapons
upon the breast of beauteous Omphale!

Nor was the great Achilles any less proud
for having menaced the kingdoms of Asia
beneath the garments of a woman!

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Text added to the website: 2018-07-20.
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Word count: 39