Pentadius, Poems

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Pentadius

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De Fortuna

Res eadem adsidue momento volvitur uno atque redit dispar res eadem adsidue. vindice facta manu Progne pia dicta sorori, impia sed nato vindice facta manu. 5carmine visa suo Colchis fuit ulta maritum, sed scelerata fuit carmine visa suo. coniugis Eurydice precibus remeabat ad auras, rursus abit vitio coniugis Eurydice.

  • 5visa codd.: fisa Baehrens: nisa Riese.
  • 6visa codd.: fisa Baehrens: nisa Riese.
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Pentadius

Pentadius

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On Changing Fortune

The same thing constantly rolls on with uniform movement, and unlike its old self returns the same thing constantly. By her avenging hand, b legend says, Progne proved loyal to her sister but proved disloyal to her son by her avenging hand. Through her incantation the Colchian (Medea) was seen to have revenged herself on her husband, but she was seen to be guilt-stained through her incantation. Her consort’s entreaties all but won Eurydice’s return to upper air: again is Eurydice lost through the fault

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.pentiadus-poems.1934