Ekpepotamena

Κατθάνοισα δὲ κείσῃ οὐδέ ποτα μναμοσύνα σέθεν
ἔσσετ’ οὐδέ πόθα’ εἰς ὔστερον· οὐ γὰρ πεδέχῃς βρόδων
τὼν ἐκ Πιερίας, ἀλλ’ ἀφάνης κἀν Ἀΐδα δόμῳ
φοιτάσῃς πεδ’ ἀμαύρων νεκύων ἐκπεποταμένα.
(Sappho, fr. 55 Campbell)

But when you die you will lie there, and afterwards there will never be any recolleciton of you or any longing for you since you have no share in the roses of Pieria*; unseen in the house of Hades also, flown from our midst, you will goo to and fro among the shadowy corpses. (tr. David A. Campbell)

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