Archive for March 18th, 2018

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Nor Fifty, Nor Fifteen as Brides are Dear by Onestes

Nor fifty, nor fifteen as brides are dear;
The last I pity and the first revere.
Dried grapes, or green I like not; the ripe fruit,
Luscious and lovely, best with Cypria suit.

From: MacGregor, Robert Guthrie, Greek Anthology, with Notes, Critical and Explanatory, ?1864, Nissen & Parker: London, p. 78.
(https://archive.org/details/greekanthologywi00macguoft)

Date: ? BCE (original in Greek); ?1864 (translation in English)

By: Onestes (? BCE)

Translated by: Robert Guthrie MacGregor (1805-1869)