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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Thracians, who Howl Around an Infant’s Birth by Aulus Licinius Archias

Thracians, who howl around an infant’s birth
And give the funeral hour to songs and mirth,
Well in your grief and gladness are express’d
That life is labour and that death is rest.

From: Bland, Robert, Translations Chiefly from the Greek Anthology, with Tales and Miscellaneous Poems, 1806, Richard Phillips: London, p. 48.

Date: 1st century BCE (original in Greek); 1806 (translation in English)

By: Aulus Licinius Archias (fl. c120-61 BCE)

Translated by: Robert Bland (?1779-1825)