Neiphomenai

a.baa-cow-in-the-snow

Αὐτόμαται δείλῃ ποτὶ ταὔλιον αἱ βόες ἦλθον
ἐξ ὄρεος, πολλῇ νειφόμεναι χιόνι·
αἰαῖ, Θηρίμαχος δὲ παρὰ δρυὶ τὸν μακρὸν εὕδει
ὕπνον· ἐκοιμήθη δ’ ἐκ πυρὸς οὐρανίου.

(Diotimus or Leonidas, Anth. Gr. 7.173)

Unherded at evenfall the cattle came to the farmyard from the hill, snowed on with heavy snow; alas, and Therimachus sleeps the long sleep beside an oak, stretched there by fire from heaven. (tr. J.W. Mackail)

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