Posts tagged ‘henry wellesley’

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Stay in Town by Julianus Antecessor

Stay in town, little wight,
Safe at home:
If you roam,
The cranes who delight
Upon pygmies to sup,
Will gobble you up.
Stay at home.

From: Appleton, William Hyde (ed.), Greek Poets in English Verse by Various Translators, 1893, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: Boston and New York, p. 307.

Date: 6th century (original in Greek); 1849 (translation in English)

By: Julianus Antecessor (6th century)

Translated by: Henry Wellesley (1791-1866)

Friday, 29 June 2018

Epigram: A Ship-Wreck’d Sailor by Theodoridas of Syracus

A ship-wreck’d sailor, buried on this coast,
Bids you set sail.
Full many a gallant ship, when we were lost,
Weathered the gale.

From: Wellesley, Henry, Anthologia Polyglotta. A selection of versions in various languages, chiefly from the Greek Anthology, 1849, John Murray: London, p. 300.

Date: 3rd century BCE (original in Greek); 1849 (translation in English)

By: Theodoridas of Syracuse (3rd century BCE)

Translated by: Henry Wellesley (1791-1866)