by: Anacreon (c.572-488
POEMS BY ANACREON
- ORNS to
bulls wise Nature lends;
- Horses she with hoofs defends;
- Hares with nimble feet relieves;
- Dreadful teeth to lions gives;
- Fishes learn through streams to slide;
- Birds through yielding air to glide;
- Men with courage she supplies;
- But to women these denies.
- What then gives she? Beauty, this
- Both their arms and armor is:
- She, that can this weapon use,
- Fire and sword with ease subdues.
- TRANSLATED BY THOMAS STANLEY,