Saturday, April 17, 2021

Free from Cupid's Influence: The Muses, Greek Anthology ix.39

 Cypris Musis: "Puellulae, ait, Venerem

Colite, aut Amorem ego in-vos amabo."

Et Musae ad Cyprin: "Marti dic pulchella ista;

nobis vero non volat iste puerulus."


ἁ Κύπρις Μούσαισι:

κοράσια, τὰν Ἀφροδίταν

τιμᾶτ᾽, ἢ τὸν Ἔρων ὔμμιν ἐφοπλίσομαι.


χαἰ Μοῦσαι ποτὶ Κύπριν

Ἄρει τὰ στωμύλα ταῦτα:

ἡμῖν δ᾽ οὐ πέτεται τοῦτο τὸ παιδάριον.

--Musicius, Greek Anthology ix.39; Translated into Latin by Friedrich Duebner (1871)

Venus told the Muses: “Little girls, worship me,

Or I will make Cupid attack you.”

The Muses replied: “Tell that chit-chat to Ares;

Your kid has no authority among us!”



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Works:  Greek Anthology; Anthologia Graeca; Florilegii Graecii



Region 1: Peninsular Italy; Region 2: Western Europe; Region 3: Western Coast of Africa; Region 4: Egypt and Eastern Mediterranean; Region 5: Greece and the Balkans



 The Greek Anthology is a modern collection of Greek lyric poetry compiled from various sources over the course of Greco-Roman literature. The current collection was created from two major sources, one from the 10th century CE and one from the 14th century CE. The anthology contains authors spanning the entirety of Greek literature, from archaic poets to Byzantine Christian poets. 

 Byzantine Greek

ARCHAIC: (through 6th c. BCE); GOLDEN AGE: (5th - 4th c. BCE); HELLENISTIC: (4th c. BCE - 1st c. BCE); ROMAN: (1st c. BCE - 4th c. CE); POST CONSTANTINOPLE: (4th c. CE - 8th c. CE); BYZANTINE: (post 8th c CE)

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