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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Idyl VI. Love Those Who Love You by Moschus

Pan Echo loved; she loved the frisky Faun;
The Faun to Lyda by strong love was drawn;
As Echo Pan, the Faun did Echo burn,
And Lyda him; all felt in love in turn.
And with what scorn the loved the lover grieved
Was that one scorned, and like for like received.
Hear, heart-free! Let who love you love obtain,
That if you love, you may be loved again.

From: Chapman, M.J., The Greek Pastoral Poets, Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus. Done into English by M.J. Chapman, 1836, James Fraser: London, p. 323.

Date: 1836 (translated)

By: Moschus (fl. 150BC)

Translated by: Matthew James Chapman (1796-1865)