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PUBLIO PAPINIO STAZIO

SILVAE

Liber Secundus

Villa surrentina Pollii Felicis

 

6     ....Huc me post patrii laetum quinquennia lustri,

       cum stadio iam pigra quies canusque sederet

       pulvis, ad Ambracias conversa gymnade frondes,

       trans gentile fretum placidi facundia Polli

10   detulit et nitidae iuvenilis gratia Pollae,

       flectere iam cupidum gressus, qua limite noto

       Appia longarum teritur regina viarum....

 

(from latin text utilized by A.Traglia in "Opere" of P.P.Stazio)


 

 

PUBLIO PAPINIO STAZIO

Forests

 

Second book

Pollio Felice's Villa at Sorrento

 

6     ...After the quinquennial feasts, which took place in my birth-place,

       slackness invaded the stadium with a sleepy rest and a layer

       of white dust as the athletes were looking at Ambrace crowns,

       I crossed my beloved sea and landed here happy,

10    prompted by the eloquence of gentle Pollio and by the youthful grace

       of beautiful Pollia, anxious to direct my steps where

       through a well known path the Via Appia queen of the long roads, unties.

 

(from the text "Selve" by P.P Stazio edited by Luca Canali, Armando Dadō Editore).

 

 

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