The Priapeia is an accumulation ninety-five poems in a variety of meters on subjects regarding the god that is phallic. It absolutely was put together from literary works and inscriptions on pictures of this god by an unknown editor, whom composed the epigram that is introductory. From their design and versification it really is obvious that the poems fit in with the period that is classical of literature. [Source: Wikipedia]
1. In play, Priapus (thou canst testify) 2. Darkly might We to thee say: Oh offer me personally for good and ever 3. These pills, sacred to your Rigid Jesus 4. all of the conditions (they do say) Priapus made out of the youngling 5. Though we be wood Priapus (as thou see’st) 6. Oft in my own message one letter is lost; for Predicate constantly 7. Matrons avoid this web site, for the chaste type 8. ‘Why be my parts obscene exhibited without address?’ thou askest 9. Why laugh such laughter, O many ridiculous maid? 10. ‘Ware of my catching! If caught, with pole We never will damage thee 11. A she (than Hector’s moms and dad longer aged, 12. Thou shalt be pedicate (lad!), thou additionally (lass!) shalt be rogered 13. Here’ right Here! nor dare expect (whoe’er thou be) 14. Charged to my cost the fieldlet whom shall dare 15. Rare as those oranges wherewith Hippomenes SchoeneГЇs ravished 16. Just What hast thou, meddling view, beside me to complete? 17. Aye in this prickle of ours the boon that is bonniest can be found is 18. Is ever going to Telethusa, posture-mime 19. Thunders are under Jove; aided by the trident weaponed is Neptune 20. Riches is my loss! Do thou vouchsafe lend help to my prayer, [Source: вЂњSportive Epigrams on PriapusвЂќ interpretation by Leonard C. Smithers and Sir Richard Burton, 1890, sacred-texts.com]
21. An fro’ me personally girl shall thieve or plunder me personally guy or even a man-child, 22. Whoso of violets right here shall pluck or rose, 23. Here has got the bailiff, now with this abundant yard the guardian, 24. This staff of workplace cut from tree as ’tis, 25. Hither, Quirites! ( right right here just exactly exactly what restriction is?) 26. Well-known darling of people within the Circus Maximus far famed, 27. Thou, of unrighteous idea, that hardly canst 28. Priapus! perish we words obscene 29. Dreadful wi’ dire and sickle with thy greater component, O Priapus! 30. Hie thee amid these vines whereof an thou collect a grape-bunch 31. Long as thy wanton hand to pluck refrain 32. A damsel drier compared to the raisin’d grape, 33. Wont the Priapi of old were to own both Naiads and Dryads 34. At holy providing to your GodThief that is lustful very very first thieving shalt be swived, but an 35. Thief, for very first thieving shalt be swived, but an 36. Most of us reveal unique records of bodily form: 37. Why on memorial tablet do they limn 38. In order to thee I say whatever to state shall behove me 39.
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40. Yon Telethusa befamed amid the damsels Suburran 41. Whoso comes hither shall a bard become 42. Bailiff Aristagoras of their grapes high-pedigree’d boasting 43. Try to avoid deeming all my sayings be 44. What shouldest state this spear (although i am wood) be wishing 45. Whenas the Rigid God espied a wight 46. Ho girl! no whiter-skinned than Moorish man 47. whom of you individuals right here shall come to sup 48. Tho’ see you drenchГЁd damp that element of me 49. Thou, who art ‘customed to see all over walls of y our temple 50. a person that is certain an thou please (Priapus!) 51. Exactly just What be this pother? For just what cause suspects 52. Ho thou, which scarcely thy rapacious hand 53. Bacchus frequently is wont with a moderate lot to be sated 54. E, D, an thou write, conjoining the 2 with a hyphen 55. whom could think my terms? ‘Tis pity to confess that the sickle 56. Thou too dost mock me personally, Thief! while the infamous 57. A chough, a caries, an eld-worn grave 58. Whatever thief shall deceive my faith may he 59. Understand, lest due caution be denied by thee 60. Hadst thou as numerous of oranges as provides of verses (Priapus!)
61. Why, cultivator, moan to me vainly 62. rest, O ye watchdogs! safe, while assist big ass webcam in guarding the yard 63.
‘Tis perhaps not sufficient, my buddies, we set my chair 64. One when compared to a goose’s marrow softer far 65. This, together with his snout aye tuned in to uproot the lilies a-blowing 66. Thou, whom lest manly mark thy glances meet 67. PEnelope’s first syllable accompanied by firstling of DIdo 68. A i rustical seem to own talked significantly unlearned 69. Exactly exactly exactly What then? Had Trojan garden Taenerian dame and her Cunnus 70. If the fig’s honied sweet taste that is thy get 71. a stranger that is starveling me personally laughing-stock 72. An thou pluck for this orchard fresh fruit to my guarding committed 73. Of vergers diligent guard (Priapus!), risk 74. To not be relocated am we; shouldst thou, Thief, endeavor on thieving 75. Why, O ye girls that are pathic with sidelong oglings observe me personally? 76. All the way through the middle of lads and of lasses a passage shall pierce 77. Dodona is hallowed, Jupiter, to thee 78. Though I be agГЁd now, though chin and head 79. The Gods and Goddesses deny thy teeth 80. Although with garden distent (Priapus!) weighted