Nexa ligor ferro, multos habitura ligatos; Vincior ipsa prius, sed vincio vincta vicissim; Et solvi multos, nec sum tamen ipsa soluta.
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- by Caelius Firmianus Symphosius (flourished 4th - 5th century CE), appears in Aenigmata, no. 5 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) , copyright © ; composed by Elizabeth Walton Vercoe.
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