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ΣΕΔΗΛΙΕΑΥΔΩΤΟΝΚΑΤΑΧΘΟΝΟΣΝΕΚΥΝ
ΝΥΝΔΕΕΝΘΕΟΙΣΝΑΙΟΝΤΑΜΕΤΑΣΟΦΩΝΣΟΦΟΝ

Sorry about the capitals and lack of spaces, but this is how it was written in the source.

Thanks for any help in translating.
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Σέ, Δήλι', αὐδῶ τὸν κατὰ χθονὸς νέκυν,
νῦν δ' ἐν θεοῖς ναίοντα μετὰ σοφῶν σοφόν.
Delian, I call your name, a corpse beneath the ground
— but dwelling now among the gods, wise among the wise.
this is how it was written in the source.
And what is the source, pray tell?
« Last Edit: 12 Feb, 2011, 18:56:42 by billberg23 »
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος

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And what is the source, pray tell?
Otto Kern's Orphicorum fragmenta. He quotes it after his dedication to the late Hermann Diels.

Orphicorum fragmenta

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Aha, so the "Delian" (Δήλιε) = Hermann Diels, the great scholar of the presocratic philosophers, etc.!  Many thanks for the download — I'd been looking for Kern for years.  Are you studying Greek religion?
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος

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Are you studying Greek religion?

I'm planning to study the PreSocratics, and I thought Kern's collection of all things Orphic would provide an appropriate foundation.


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I'm planning to study the PreSocratics
What a wonderful adventure!  Be sure to keep us posted along the way!
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος