Three verses through millennia

Ἀμφὶ δὲ ψῦχρον κελάδει δι’ ὕσδων
μαλίνων, αἰθυσσομένων δὲ φύλλων
κῶμα καταρρεῖ.

By the cool water the breeze murmurs, rustling
Through apple branches, while from quivering leaves
Streams down deep slumber.

—Sappho, Bergk. 4 (VII century BC)

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, "Sappho and Alcaeus" (1881)

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