Epigram 9.499

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σιγαλέως φέρεται πολιὸς χρόνος: ἀλλὰ παρέρπων
καὶ φωνὰς κλέπτει φθεγγομένων μερόπων,
καὶ μὴ φαινόμενος τοὺς φαινομένους ἀφανίζει,
καὶ μὴ φαινομένους εἰς φανερὸν προφέρει.

ὦ ζωῆς ἀόριστος ἐν ἀνθρώποισι τελευτή,
ἦμαρ ἐπ᾽ ἦμαρ ἀεὶ πρὸς ζόφον ἐρχομένων.

— Paton edition

Grey Time goes along in silence, but as he creeps
by he steals the voices of speaking men. Himself
unseen, he makes the seen unseen and brings the
unseen to light. Ο undetermined end of the life of
men who day by day advance towards the dark !

— Paton edition

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