hymn 2

The World’s First Female Author, Enhedu’anna

This ancient clay tablet from Babylonia is inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform and dates to the 20th-17th centuries BC. It mentions King Sargon’s daughter Enhedu'anna as the author of a hymn to the goddess Inanna. The tablet has lines written first by the teacher in the first column, with 2 students repeating the hymn in columns 2 and 3.

Enhedu’anna was the daughter of King Sargon of Akkad (2334-2279 BC), founder of the first documented empire in Asia. Enhedu’anna emerges as a genuine creative talent, a poetess as well as a princess, a priestess and a prophetess. She is, in fact, the first named, non-legendary author in history. As such she has found her way into contemporary anthologies, especially of women’s literature.

the ongoing masterpost of my translations on this blog

ANCIENT GREEK

homer:

hesiod:

homeric hymns:

orphic hymns:

archilochus:

stesichorus:

sappho:

pindar:

ibycus:

theognis:

xenophanes of colophon:

bacchylides:

aeschylus:

sophocles:

euripides:

aristophanes:

theophrastus:

  • de signis (most authoritative are the [signs]…)

apollonius of rhodes:

aratus:

theocritus:

anyte:

nossis:

moero:

telesilla:

pausanias:

antipater:

meleager:

christodorus of thebes:

hippocratic corpus:

LATIN

lucretius:

publilius syrus:

catullus:

horace:

  • odes 1.1 (the ivy, reward of learned brows…)
  • odes 1.4 (bitter winter dissolves…)
  • odes 1.11 (don’t ask–it’s forbidden to know…)
  • odes 2.19 5-8 (euhoe! my mind shudders…)

vergil:

sulpicia:

ovid:

lucan:

seneca:

pliny the elder:

gaius valerius flaccus:

petronius:

anonymous:

carmina burana:

OLD ENGLISH

anonymous:

2

Homeric Hymn 2 to Demeter

“[After Persephone was returned from the underworld to Demeter :] Then bright-coiffed Hekate came near to them, and often did she embrace the daughter of holy Demeter: and from that time the lady Hekate was minister and companion to Persephone.”

i decided to make a master post of my translations on this blog (organization?)

GREEK

homer:

hesiod:

homeric hymns:

orphic hymns:

archilochus:

stesichorus:

sappho:

theognis:

xenophanes of colophon:

bacchylides:

aeschylus:

sophocles:

euripides:

aristophanes:

theophrastus:

  • de signis (most authoritative are the [signs]…)

aratus:

anyte:

nossis:

moero:

telesilla:

antipater:


LATIN

lucretius:

publilius syrus:

catullus:

horace:

  • odes 1.1 (the ivy, reward of learned brows…)
  • odes 1.4 (bitter winter dissolves…)
  • odes 1.11 (don’t ask–it’s forbidden to know…)
  • odes 2.19 5-8 (euhoe! my mind shudders…)

vergil:

sulpicia:

  • carmina 6 (may I not be an equally white-hot obsession…)

ovid:

lucan:

seneca:

pliny the elder:

petronius:

anonymous:

carmina burana:

OLD ENGLISH

anonymous:

Things Ruined Forever by #SVU

1.) The names William, Lewis, Gregory, Lowell, and Harris. (See Surrender Benson, Psycho/Therapist, Beast’s Obsession, Her Negotiation, Undercover, Devils Dissections, Criminal Pathology, Nationwide Manhunt, Daydream Believer)

2.) Hymns (see Pattern Seventeen)

3.) Ice Cream (Surrender Benson)

4.) Vodka (Surrender Benson)

5.) Green Nail Polish (Daydream Believer)

6.) Dairy Queen (Surrender Benson)

7.) Beach houses (Surrender Benson)

8.) Duct tape (Surrender Benson)

9.) The song Daydream Believer (for obvious reasons)

10.) The song Aint We Got Fun (Surrender Benson)

11.) My life (See seasons 1-17)

Please feel free to add things as you think of them.

Like I promise to 18thcenturyconservatoire I picked all the frev songs that I know and I did a playlist for who that want HERE

The songs in the playlist are :

  1. Le chant du tiers état
  2. Frères courons aux armes 1789
  3. La Guillotine 
  4. Ah ça Ira ! 1790 
  5. La prise de la bastille 
  6. Le 14 de Juillet 1790
  7. Le Divorce 1792
  8. La Marseillaise 1792
  9. Joie du peuple républicain 1792
  10. L’émigrante noblesse 
  11. La carmagnole 
  12. Le condamné à mort, 1793
  13. Complainte de Louis XVI 1793
  14. La mort du Louis Capet
  15. La Guillotine permanente 1793
  16. Le Maximum 1793
  17. Conseils aux sans culottes, 1793
  18. La plantation de l'arbre de la Liberté 1793
  19. L'Heureuse décade , 1793
  20. La Ligue Noire 1793
  21. Le bonnet de la liberté
  22. Invocation à la clémence, 1793
  23. Chant de l'armée de Charrette 1793 -94
  24. Le salpêtre Républicain , 1794
  25. Le chant du départ 1794
  26. Hymne à l'Etre suprême
  27. Chant du 9 Thermidor
  28. Hymne pour l'inauguration d'un temple à la Liberté
  29. Hymne du 9 Thermidor 1795 
  30. L'hymne à la liberté
  31. L'hymne à la liberté 2
  32. Hymne à la République - Michel Legrand
  33. Un jour la liberté - Michel Sardou
  34. Suite d'airs Révolutionnaires -  François-Joseph Gossec 

Enjoy :) 

in your backyard you dig a hole. i know you will put me inside. the heat has been off now for so many days. and the sun doesn’t rise in the sky. as a child i never blamed you at all. i knew that you had a plan. but i can’t keep my food down at night anymore. do you forgive me? do you forgive me?