Archilochus, Fragment 15

 

Glaukos is a dear ally until he starts fighting

 

 

Γλαῦκ’, ἐπίκουρος ἀνὴρ τόσσον φίλος ἔσκε μάχηται,

Hoplites need comrades they can depend upon

 

Archilochus, a master of the ancient art of insults!

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