Friday, April 25, 2014

Let us bathe - erotic epigram of Rufinus, from the Palatine Anthology

Hieron potter /Makron painter-'symposium, woman standing before man on couch'- attic-(red-figure)-kylix-(490-480 BC) Boston-Museum of Fine Arts (01.8022)

Let us bathe, my lady Prodike, and wear the flowery boughs, 
and drink insatiably strong wine
raising the largest cups
The time of those who are happy 
is short and dies out fast
The rest, old age will take away
and death will come 
at last

(translation: Yiota Karioti)

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