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  1. χλωροτέρη πόιας = pale green.

    The full bit by Sappho (last stanza of fragment 2 or 31, depending on the numbering) is as follows:

    ἀ δέ μίδρως κακχέεται, τρόμος δέ
    παῖσαν ἄγρει, χλωροτέρα δὲ ποίας
    ἔμμι, τεθνάκην δ’ ὀλίγω ‘πιδεύης
    φαίνομαι [ἄλλα].

    And cold drops fall; and tremblings frail
    Seize every limb; and grassy pale
    I grow; and then–together fall
    Both sight and sound.
    (John Herman Merivale, 1833)

  2. Brandi on March 8th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

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