“Many who have been my enemy hate me”: Two Fragments from Sophocles on Odysseus

Two Fragments about Odysseus

Fr. 965

“I am called Odysseus for evil deeds correctly:
For many who have been my enemy hate me.”

ὀρθῶς δ’ ᾿Οδυσσεύς εἰμ’ ἐπώνυμος κακῶν•
πολλοὶ γὰρ ὠδύσαντο δυσμενεῖς ἐμοί

Fr. 860

“I approached the Sirens,
Daughters of Phorkos, singing Hades’ songs”

Σειρῆνας εἰσαφικόμην,
Φόρκου κόρας, θροοῦντε τοὺς ῞Αιδου νόμους

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