by Alcaeus of Messene (flourished between 219 and 196 BCE)
Translation by John (or Jack) William Mackail (1859 - 1945)

Ἕμπνε: Πὰν λαροῖσιν ὀρειβάτα χείλεσι...
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Ἕμπνε: Πὰν λαροῖσιν ὀρειβάτα χείλεσι μοῦσαν,
  ἕμπνει ποιμενίῳ τερπόμενος δόναχι,
Εὐχελάδῳ σύριγγι χέων μέλος, ἐχ δὲ συνῳδοῦ
  χλάζε χατιθύνων ῥήματος ἁρμονίην
Ἀμφὶ δὲ σοὶ, ῥυθμοῖο χατὰ χρότον, ἔνθεον ἴχνοσ
  ῥησσέσθω Νύμφαις ταῖσδε μεθυδριάσιν.

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Confirmed with Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology edited with a revised text, introduction, translation, and notes by J. W. Mackail, fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890, page 188.


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Pan's Piping
Language: English  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Breathe music, O Pan that goest on the mountains, 
with thy sweet lips, breathe delight into thy pastoral reed,
pouring song from the musical pipe, and make 
the melody sound in tune with the choral words; 
and about thee to the pulse of the rhythm 
let the inspired foot of these water-nymphs keep falling free.

Confirmed with Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology edited with a revised text, introduction, translation, and notes by J. W. Mackail, fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890, page 188. Note: this is a prose translation. We have added line-breaks to make it line up with the original.


Authorship:

Based on:

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


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2021-04-21
Line count: 6
Word count: 55