The stars about the lovely moon hide their shining forms when it lights up the earth at its fullest.

Αστερεσ μέν ἀμφι κάλαν σελάνναν
ἆιψ ἀπυκρύπτοισι φάεννον εἶδοσ,
ὄπποτα πλήθοισα μάλιστα λάμπησ
ἀργυρια γᾶν.

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Original Citation

Sappho. Sappho to the Moon. c. 570 BCE.

Current Citation

Sappho. Quoted in The Greek Anthology and Other Ancient Greek Epigrams, edited by Peter Jay. Oxford University Press, 1973.