Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Odyssey: BOOK XI.
All day long her sails were full as she held her course over the sea, but when the sun went down and darkness was over all the earth, we got into the deep waters of the river Oceanus, where lie the land and city of the Cimmerians who live enshrouded in mist and darkness which the rays of the sun never pierce neither at his rising nor as he goes down again out of the heavens, but the poor wretches live in one long melancholy night.
Κι ὁ ἥλιος σὰ βασίλεψε κι ἰσκιώσανε ὅλοι οἱ δρόμοι,τὰ πέρατα τοῦ τρίσβαθου ᾽Ωκεανοῦ εἶχε φτάσει.᾽Εκεῖ ἦταν τῶν Κιμμερινῶν ὁ τόπος κι ἡ πατρίδα,ποὺ τοὺς σκεπάζουν σύγνεφα κι ἕνα πηχτὸ σκοτάδι. Ποτὲ, μὲ τὶς ἀχτίδες του δὲν τοὺς φωτίζει ὁ ἥλιος,μήδ’ ὅταν στὸν ἀστρόφωτο τὸν οὐρανὸ ἀνατέλλη,μήδ’ ὅταν πίσω πρὸς τὴ γῆ γυρίζη ἀπ’ τὰ οὐράνια,μόν’ τοὺς σκεπάζει ἕνα βαθὺ τοὺς ἄμοιρους σκοτάδι.

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