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Αστερεσ μέν ἀμφι κάλαν σελάνναν
ἆιψ ἀπυκρύπτοισι φάεννον εἶδοσ,
ὄπποτα πλήθοισα μάλιστα λάμπησ
ἀργυρια γᾶν. [transcription]

The stars about the full moon lose their bright beauty when she, almost full, illumines all earth with silver.


The gleaming stars all about the shining moon
Hide their bright faces, when full-orbed and splendid
In the sky she floats, flooding the shadowed earth
     with clear silver light.

Quoted by Eustathius of Thessalonica in the twelfth century.

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