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Der Turm des Nero

Language: German (Deutsch)

Glaubwürdiges Wort, wohnt anders es noch beim Volk,
Dann stieg, da er hieß anzünden die Stadt, dann stieg
Auf jenen Turm schaulustig Nero,
Und übersah die Flamme Roms.

Mordbrenner umher aussendete sein Machtwort,
Bacchantinnen Gleich, trug Jeder des Fests Pechkranz;
Dort aber stand auf goldner Zinne
Der Kaiser, der die Laute schlug.

Hoch rühm ich das Feur, sang Jener, es ist goldgleich,
Ist wert des Titans, der's keck dem Olymp wegstahl:
Zeus Adler trägt's, und einst empfing es
Des Bacchus ersten Atemzug!

Komm, leuchtender Gott! Reblaub in dem Haar, tanz uns
Weichfüßige Reihn, eh vollends die Welt Staub wird:
Hier magst du dir Roms Asche sammeln,
Und mischen deinen Wein damit!


Translation(s): ITA

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Confirmed with August Graf von Platen, Werke in zwei Bänden, Band 1: Lyrik, München, 1982, page 464.


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La torre di Nerone

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Narra la fama, e ancor n’ha orrore il popolo:
Nerone, indétto a la città l’incendio,
salí su quella torre a lo spettacolo
del rogo, allegro ed avido.
     
Correano al cenno suo gl’incendiarii,
baccanti in festa, e roteavan picei
serti di fiamma. Dritto su’ merli aurei
Neron tocca la cetera.
     
– Gloria – egli canta – al fuoco: a l’oro ei simile
ei degno del Titan che al cielo tolselo:
l’augel di Giove il porta; ed il primo alito
egli accolse di Bromio.
     
Vieni, splendido nume: al crine i pampini,
molle danza su ‘l mondo anzi che in polvere
torni: di Roma qui raccogli il cenere
e nel tuo vino mescilo.


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Text added to the website: 2018-10-24.
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