Epigram 11.366

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φειδωλός τις ἀνὴρ ἁφόων θησαυρὸν ὀνείρῳ,
ἤθελ᾽ ἀποθνῄσκειν, πλούσιον ὕπνον ἔχων:
ὡς δ᾽ ἴδε τὴν προτέρην, σκιόεν μετὰ κέρδος ὀνείρου,
ἐξ ὕπνου πενίην, ἀντικάθευδε πάλιν.

— Paton edition

A parsimonious man, laying hands on a treasure in a dream, wished to die enjoying a rich sleep. But when after the shadowy gain of the dream he awoke and saw his poverty as it was, he went to sleep again.

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Simbolo di fiducia, sincerità e saggezza. Questo fiore è legato a Nosside, una poetessa molto famosa, che scrive epigrammi simili a quelli di Saffo. La sua poetica costituisce un canto alla vita, alla bellezza femminile e alla dolcezza dell’amore.

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φειδωλός τις ἀνὴρ ἁφόων θησαυρὸν ὀνείρῳ ,
ἤθελ ἀποθνῄσκειν , πλούσιον ὕπνον ἔχων :
ὡς δ ἴδε τὴν προτέρην , σκιόεν μετὰ κέρδος ὀνείρου ,
ἐξ ὕπνου πενίην , ἀντικάθευδε πάλιν .

A parsimonious man , laying hands on a treasure in a dream , wished to die enjoying a rich sleep . But when after the shadowy gain of the dream he awoke and saw his poverty as it was , he went to sleep again .

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