Tiberianus, Poems

LCL 434: 558-559

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Tiberianus

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Amnis ibat inter arva valle fusus frigida, luce ridens calculorum, flore pictus herbido. caerulas superne laurus et virecta myrtea leniter motabat aura blandiente sibilo. 5subter autem molle gramen flore adulto creverat: et croco solum rubebat et lucebat liliis, et nemus fragrabat omne violarum <sub> spiritu. inter ista dona veris gemmeasque gratias omnium regina odorum vel colorum Lucifer 10auriflora praeminebat, flamma Diones, rosa. roscidum nemus rigebat inter uda gramina: fonte crebro murmurabant hinc et inde rivuli, antra muscus et virentes intus <hederae> vinxerant, qua fluenta labibunda guttis ibant lucidis.

  • 6tum croco Baehrens: et croco H.
  • 7violarum spiritu H (contra metrum): sub addidit Baehrens: spiritu violarii Fort.
  • 10 sic Garrod (Oxford Book of Latin Verse): auro flore praeminebat forma dionis H: aureo flore eminebat cura Cypridis Baehrens.
  • 13hederae addidit Mackail: myrtus Baehrens: om. H.
  • 14qua Ziehen: quae H, Baehrens, qui hunc versum ante 13 transposuit. guttis ibant lucidis H: gurgite i. lucido Fort.
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Tiberianus

Tiberianus

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Through the fields there went a river; down the airy glen it wound, Smiling mid its radiant pebbles, decked with flowery plants around. Dark-hued laurels waved above it close by myrtle greeneries, Gently swaying to the whispers and caresses of the breeze. Underneath grew velvet greensward with a wealth of bloom for dower, And the ground, agleam with lilies, coloured ’neath the saffron-flower, While the grove was full of fragrance and of breath from violets. Mid such guerdons of the spring-time, mid its jewelled coronets, Shone the queen of all the perfumes, Star that loveliest colours shows, Golden flame of fair Dione, passing every flower—the rose. Dewsprent trees rose firmly upright with the lush grass at their feet: Here, as yonder, streamlets murmured tumbling from each well-spring fleet. Grottoes had an inner binding made of moss and ivy green, Where soft-flowing runlets glided with their drops of crystal sheen.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.tiberianus-poems.1934