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Μάμμη ἐπατήθην ὑπ᾽ ἐλάφου

My little contribution to the decline of western civilization:

Μάμμη ἐπατήθην ὑπ᾽ ἐλάφου.
περὶ προτὰς χείμονος ἔβαινεν.
περὶ Ἁγίου Νικολάου ένδιαζεις;
πάππος γε κἀγὼ πιστεύομεν.

I would translate the verses, but that would mean actually studying the lyrics of the song, and I just don’t have the inclination to do that.

If I had the time, however, I think this has the makings of a great Lenaia carol. Perhaps “Grandma Got Run Over by a Maenad”?



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