Where Nightingales Sound Best – Antigonus 5

“Myrsilus, who wrote about the affairs of Lesbos, said that in Antissa, where the tomb holding the head of Orpheus is talked about and shown by the locals, the nightingales sing more sweetly than anywhere else.”


῾Ο δὲ Μυρσίλος, ὁ τὰ Λεσβιακὰ συγγεγραφώς, φησὶν τῆς ᾿Αντισσαίας, ἐν ᾧ τόπῳ μυθολογεῖται καὶ δείκνυται δὲ ὁ τάφος ὑπὸ τῶν ἐγχωρίων τῆς τοῦ ᾿Ορφέως εφαλῆς, τὰς ἀηδόνας εἶναι εὐφωνοτέρας τῶν ἄλλων.


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