Pablius Papinius Statius

(45 - 96 / Latin)

Poems of Pablius Papinius Statius

1. Ode To Sleep 1/1/2004
2. Thebais - Book One - part I 1/1/2004
3. Thebais - Book One - part II 4/21/2010
4. Thebais - Book One - part III 1/1/2004
5. Thebais - Book One - part IV 1/1/2004
6. Thebais - Book One - part V 1/1/2004
7. Thebais - Book Two 1/1/2004

Ode To Sleep

Gentle divinity, how have I merited?
Whither, unfortunate wretch, have I strayed,
Thus of thy bounty to lie disenherited -
I alone whilst every other is paid?
Sleeping are cattle and birds without number,
Beasts of the wilderness rest in their lair;
Even the hills, as if weary, feign slumber,
Even the torment sighs soft in the air.

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