by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE)
Translation by Ernest Falconnet (1815 - 1891)

Δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα
Language: Aeolic Greek 
Δέδυκε μὲν ἀ σελάννα
καὶ Πληίαδες· μέσσαι δὲ
νύκτες, πάρα δʹ ἔρχετʹ ὤρα·
ἔγω δὲ μόνα κατεύδω

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La lune et les Pléiades sont déjà...
Language: French (Français)  after the Aeolic Greek 
La lune et les Pléiades sont déjà couchées : 
la nuit a fourni la moitié de sa carrière, 
et moi, malheureuse, je suis seule dans mon lit, 
accablée sous le chagrin.

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-11-05 10:56:39
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