| ωδή ΚΖ, 61-66 |

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse a persona
che mai tornasse al mondo,
questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse·
ma percioche giammai di questo fondo
non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero,
senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo.

If I thought that my reply would be to someone
who would ever return to earth,
this flame would remain without further movement;
but as no one has ever returned
alive from this gulf, if what I hear is true,
I can answer you with no fear of infamy.

Ἂν πίστευα πως σε ἄνϑϱωπο μιλοῦσα
που ἀπα στη ɣῆς μια μέϱα ϑ’ ἀναɣύϱναε,
ϑά ‘παυε ἐτούτη ἡ фλόɣα να σαλεύει·
μα ἀфοῦ ϰανεις ποτε ἀπ’ το ϐύϑος τοῦτο
δε ϐɣῆϰε zωντανός, ἀλήϑεια ἂν λένε,
νά, σοῦ ἀπαντῶ, xωϱις ἀτίμιας фόϐο.