Tag Archives: Euripides

Euripides, fr. 1065

  “Many words of the ancients still ring true: Their stories are fine medicine for mortal fear.”   καὶ τῶν παλαιῶν πόλλ’ ἔπη καλῶς ἔχει· λόγοι γὰρ ἐσθλοὶ φάρμακον φόβου βροτοῖς.   This is nice, right? A new motto for … Continue reading

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Euripides, fr. 657 (Protelisaus)

  “Anyone who lumps all women together in slander Is unsubtle and unwise For among the many women you will find one wicked And another with a spirit as noble as this one”   ὅστις δὲ πάσας συντιθεὶς ψέγει λόγῳ … Continue reading

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Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis, 1245-6

  “Knowledge of evil is native even to children.”   αἴσθημά τοι / κἀν νηπίοις γε τῶν κακῶν ἐγγίγνεται.

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Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis 324

  “An unsteady mind is an unjust possession and a mystery to friends”   νοῦς δέ γ᾽ οὐ βέβαιος ἄδικον κτῆμα κοὐ σαφὲς φίλοις.

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Timotheus, Life of Euripides

  “All of Greece is Euripides’ memorial.”   μνῆμα μὲν Ἑλλὰς ἅπασ᾿ Εὐριπίδου

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Euripides Suppliant Women 1101-2

  “Nothing is sweeter to an old father than a daughter”   πατρὶ δ᾽ οὐδὲν †ἥδιον† γέροντι θυγατρός:   This isn’t any less true for young fathers either!

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Euripides, fr. 657 (Protelisaus)

“Anyone who lumps all women together in blame Is unsubtle and unwise. For among the many women you will find one wicked And another with a spirit as noble as this one” ὅστις δὲ πάσας συντιθεὶς ψέγει λόγῳ γυναῖκας ἑξῆς, … Continue reading

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Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis 1250-52

“It is  light that is sweetest for men to see And the world below is nothing. Whoever prays for death Is mad. Living badly is better than dying well.”   τὸ φῶς τόδ᾽ ἀνθρώποισιν ἥδιστον βλέπειν, τὰ νέρθε δ᾽ οὐδέν: … Continue reading

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Euripides, Rhesus 132

  “I don’t like that the generals’ feeble rule”   σφαλερὰ δ᾽ οὐ φιλῶ στρατηγῶν κράτη

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Euripides, Phoenician Women, 392

“This is the life of a slave: not speaking what one thinks.” δούλου τόδ᾿ εἶπας, μὴ λέγειν ἅ τις φρονεῖ

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