(4th century AD)

Palladas Poems

1. Wine's Oblivion 9/7/2015
2. Breathing 2/19/2016
3. Death by Surgeon 2/19/2016
4. The Donkey 2/19/2016
5. Enjoy the Present 2/19/2016
6. Every Woman 2/19/2016
7. Life Is a Perilous Voyage 2/19/2016
8. Life is a Theatre 2/19/2016
9. Life's Tempest 2/19/2016
10. Measuring the Universe 2/19/2016
11. Naked 2/19/2016
12. No More Epigrams 2/19/2016
13. On an Inanimate Actress 2/19/2016
14. A Sad Life 2/19/2016
15. Soul's Delight 2/19/2016
16. I Prefer the Golden Mean 2/19/2016
17. Waking 2/19/2016
18. Contentment in Old Age 6/16/2015

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Contentment in Old Age

The women mock me for being old,
Bidding me look at the wreck of my years in the mirror.
But I, as I approach the end of my life,
Care not whether I have white hair or black,
And with sweet-scented ointments
And crowns of lovely flowers and wine
I make heavy care to cease.

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Wine's Oblivion

All mortal men are doomed to pay Death's debt,
And no one knows if he will live tomorrow.
Learn this, O man! Make merry and forget
In wine's oblivion fear and death and sorrow.
With love and pleasure thy brief days enhance,
And leave all else to the control of chance.

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