mjj (flemmings) wrote,

独坐悲双鬓 again; or is it Eheu fugaces?

How can this be the tenth Yaoicon? *How?*

Here for the Chinese, here for the Latin, as well as a demonstration of why I prefer just about anyone's poetry to Horace's. Translations apart:

When thou descendest once the shades among,
The stern assize and equal judgment o'er,
Not thy long lineage nor thy golden tongue,
No, nor thy righteousness, shall friend thee more.

Night holds Hippolytus the pure of stain,
Diana steads him nothing, he must stay;
And Theseus leaves Pirithous in the chain
The love of comrades cannot take away.
Tags: fandom, rl, verse
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