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Κατθνάισκει, Κυθέρη᾽, ἄβρος Ἄδωνις∙ τί κε θεῖμεν; καττύπτεσθε, κόραι, καὶ κατερείκεσθε κίθωνας.
- by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE), "Κατθνάισκει, Κυθέρη᾽, ἄβρος" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Salvatore Quasimodo (1901 - 1968) , copyright © ENG ENG FRE RUS ; composed by Luigi Dallapiccola.
- Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov (1866 - 1949) , "Плач по Адонису", appears in Сапфо и Алкей (Sapfo i Alkej) [an adaptation] ENG FRE ITA ; composed by Arthur Vincent Lourié.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- 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
This text was added to the website: 2008-01-04
Line count: 2
Word count: 12
Il est mort, déesse de Cythère, le délicat Adonis, qu'allons-nous faire ? jeunes filles frappez-vous et déchirez vos tuniques.
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- Translation from Aeolic Greek to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in Aeolic Greek by Sappho (flourished c610-c580 BCE), "Κατθνάισκει, Κυθέρη᾽, ἄβρος"
This text was added to the website: 2011-06-29
Line count: 2
Word count: 19