by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE)
Translation © by Salvatore Quasimodo (1901 - 1968)

Κατθνάισκει, Κυθέρη᾽, ἄβρος
Language: Aeolic Greek 
Available translation(s): FRE
Κατθνάισκει, Κυθέρη᾽, ἄβρος Ἄδωνις∙ τί  κε  θεῖμεν;
καττύπτεσθε, κόραι, καὶ κατερείκεσθε   κίθωνας.

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  • ENG English (Henry Thornton Wharton)
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2008-01-04 00:00:00
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Muore il tenero Adone
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Aeolic Greek 
Available translation(s): ENG
Muore il tenero Adone, o Citerea
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  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , title 1: "Tender Adonis is dying", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
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