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Friedrich Rosen published a number of translations of the Rubáiyát as Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers = Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. The first version, containing 93 verses, numbered from I to XCIII, appeared in 1909, published by Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart/Berlin. There were five sections – ‘Vergänglichkeit’ with 27 quatrains, ‘Welträtsel’ with 18 quatrains, ‘Lehre’ with 28 quatrains, ‘Wein und Liebe’ with 18 quatrains, and ‘Schlussworte’ with two quatrains.

In 1912 he brought out a second edition of 124 verses, also numbered with roman numerals. 31 of these quatrains were new. There were eight new quatrains in section one, one new quatrain in the second section, thirteen new quatrains in the third section, nine new quatrains in the fourth section and the last section was unchanged.

In 1914 Rosen published a limited edition of 300 copies, with 125 quatrains, not divided into sections.
Seven quatrains were omitted from the 124 quatrains in the 1912 edition (nrs. XXIII, XLIX, LVII, LXIX, LXXXVI, CI and CXIII). Number XXVIII was placed much later in the sequence (at what would be number C. There were eight new quatrains added. These would also appear in tht 1919 edition as numbers 9, 71, 109, 108, 64, 122, 144 and 147.

A third edition was published in 1919 with 152 quatrains. These were numbered with Arabic numerals and the five sections in the first two editions were retained. To the 124 quatrains of the 1912 edition were added 28 new quatrains. There were three new ones in the first section, one new one in the second section, fifteen new quatrains in the third section, nine new quatrains in the fourth section, and the last section was unchanged.

A fourth edition, published in 1921, was essentially the same as the third edition. This edition was reprinted in 1922. All these editions were published by Deutsche Verlangsanstalt.

In the introduction to these volumes Rosen explained that a little manuscript of the quatrains accompanied him on his travels in the Middle-East and Persia, but unfortunately he gave no further details about this text and its origins.

In 1929 the Insel-Verlag first published a popular edition of these translated verses in German, in the Insel-Bücherei series, No. 407 and this version continues to be issued until the present day. These editions all follow the latest version of 1922, containing 152 verses. In some editions however the foreword and introductions were printed in a different order.

In 1925 F. Rosen published a new series of quatrains in Persian, based on an old manuscript that Rosen had discovered in a private collection. This was followed in 1928 in an edition containing the Persian text with an English translation, with an addition of quatrains that were found in two manuscript fragments, one of which predates the famous Bodleian manuscript by 124 years.
In 1930 yet another edition of Rosen’s English translations appeared, published in New York by Dutton & Co.

  • Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers. Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. Aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. Stuttgart; Berlin, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1909.
  • Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers. Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. Aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. II. vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart; Berlin, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1912.
  • Rubaijat-i-Omar-i-Khajjam. Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1914.
  • Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers. Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. Aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. 3. vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1919.
  • Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers. Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. Aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. 4. vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1921.
  • Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers. Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. Aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. 5. vermehrte Auflage. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, 1922.
  • The quatrains of the learned 'Omar-i-Khayyam, with a biographical sketch of Omar and his poetry. Introduction and notes by Friedrich Rosen. Berlin, Kaviani Press, 1925.
  • The quatrains of 'Omar-i Khayyam. Persian text taken from the two newly discovered oldest manuscripts with an English prose version by Friedrich Rosen. London, Luzac & Co., 1928.
  • Die Sinnsprüche Omars des Zeltmachers. Rubaijat-I-Omar-I-Khajjam. Aus dem Persischen übertragen von Friedrich Rosen. Leipzig, Insel Verlag, 1929 - .
  • The quatrains of 'Omar Khayyám. Newly translated with an introduction by Friedrich Rosen. With eight illustrations. New York, Dutton, 1930.

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2 2 2
2 3 3 3
3 4 4 4
4 5 5 5
5 6 6 6
7 7 7
8 8 8
13 9
6 9 9 10
7 10 10 11
8 11 11 12
9 12 12 13
10 13 14 14
11 14 15 15
12 15 16 16
17
13 16 17 18
14 17 18 19
18 19 20
15 19 20 21
16 20 21 22
17 21 22 23
18 22 23 24
19 23 25
20 24 24 26
25 25 27
21 26 26 28
22 27 27 29
30
28 100 31
23 29 28 32
24 30 29 33
25 31 30 34
26 32 31 35
33 32 36
34 33 37
27 35 34 38
28 36 35 39
29 37 36 40
30 38 37 41
31 39 38 42
40 39 43
32 41 40 44
33 42 41 45
34 43 42 46
35 44 43 47
36 45 44 48
37 46 45 49
38 47 46 50
39 48 47 51
42 49 52
43 50 48 53
40 51 49 54
55
41 52 50 56
44 53 51 57
45 54 52 58
46 55 53 59
47 56 54 60
57 61
48 58 55 62
59 56 63
91 64
64
49 60 57 65
66
50 61 58 67
62 59 68
63 60 69
70
61 71
51 64 62 72
52 65 63 73
53 66 64 74
54 67 65 75
76
68 66 77
55 69 78
56 70 67 79
71 68 80
81
82
72 69 83
57 73 70 84
58 74 71 85
86
59 75 72 87
88
60 76 73 89
61 77 74 90
62 78 75 91
63 79 76 92
93
64 80 77 94
65 81 78 95
66 82 79 96
67 83 80 97
68 84 81 98
99
69 85 82 100
86 101
102
70 87 83 103
88 84 104
71 89 85 105
90 86 106
91 87 107
89 108
88 109
92 90 110
111
72 93 92 112
94 93 113
73 95 94 114
115
75 97 96 116
98 97 117
99 98 118
76 100 99 119
120
101 121
112 122
77 102 101 123
124
103 102 125
74 96 95 126
78 104 103 127
79 105 104 128
106 105 129
80 107 106 130
81 108 107 131
109 108 132
82 110 109 133
83 111 110 134
84 112 111 135
113 136
85 114 113 137
86 115 114 138
87 116 115 139
117 116 140
88 118 117 141
142
119 118 143
119 144
145
89 120 120 146
121 147
90 121 122 148
91 122 123 149
150
92 123 124 151
93 124 125 152