“The light of day is the sweetest thing for men to see

And the world beneath us is nothing. Whoever prays to die is insane.

Better to live badly than to die well.”


τὸ φῶς τόδ᾽ ἀνθρώποισιν ἥδιστον βλέπειν,

τὰ νέρθε δ᾽ οὐδέν: μαίνεται δ᾽ ὃς εὔχεται

θανεῖν. κακῶς ζῆν κρεῖσσον ἢ καλῶς θανεῖν


Iphigeneia, of course, changes her mind to the opposite opinion…here’s the full text.


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