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Callimachus Ep. 2 (Contributed by Nicholas Debenham)

I learnt Cory’s translation of Callimachus’ poem by heart sixty years ago and wrote it just now, I am glad to say, from memory. This poem carries the essential Classical qualities of brevity, simplicity, and emotional restraint. Nicholas Debenham   Εἶπέ τις, Ἡράκλειτε, τεὸν μόρον, ἐς δέ με δάκρυ ἤγαγεν. ἐμνήσθην δ᾿ ὁσσάκις ἀμφότεροι ἠέλιον […]