by Alcman (flourished 7th century BCE)

Εὕδουσι δ' ὀρέων κορυφαί τε καὶ φάραγγες
Language: Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Available translation(s): GER
Εὕδουσι δ' ὀρέων κορυφαί τε καὶ φάραγγες
πρώονές τε καὶ χαράδραι
φῦλά τ' ἑρπέτ' ὅσα τρέφει μέλαινα γαῖα
θῆρές τ' ὀρεσκώιοι καὶ γένος μελισσᾶν
καὶ κνώδαλ' ἐν βένθεσσι πορφυρέας ἁλός·
εὕδουσι δ' οἰωνῶν φῦλα τανυπτερύγων.

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Note: Alcman used the Greek Dorian dialect of Sparta ("Laconian" dialect). This is often referred to as Alcman Fragment 89.

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Es schlafen der Berge Gipfel und...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Greek (Ελληνικά) 
Es schlafen der Berge Gipfel und Abgründe,
Vorgebirge und Klüfte,
Arten der Landtiere, so viele die dunkle Erde nährt,
in den Bergen wohnende Tiere, das Volk der Bienen
und Ungetüme in den Tiefen des dunkelwogenden Meeres:
Es schlafen die Arten der breitgeflügelten Raubvögel.

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