|Posted on Sun Jul 03, 2011 00:55:40|| |
|A new English translation of Carmen 101 has been posted.|
The previous translation was by Rob Shereda (11-12-1999):
Through many nations and many seas have I come
To carry out these wretched funeral rites, brother,
That at last I may give you this final gift in death
And that I might speak in vain to silent ashes.
Since fortune has borne you, yourself, away from me.
Oh, poor brother, snatched unfairly away from me,
Now, though, even these, which from antiquity and in the custom of our
parents, have been handed down, a gift of sadness in the rites, accept
them, flowing with many brotherly tears, And for eternity, my brother,
hail and farewell.
Ă‚Â© copyright 11-12-1999 by Rob Shereda
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