“If you haven’t seen Athens, you’re a stump.
If you’ve seen it unamazed, you’re a donkey.
If after being charmed by it you leave, you’re an ass.”
εἰ μὴ τεθέασαι τὰς Ἀθήνας, στέλεχος εἶ
εἰ δὲ τεθέασαι μὴ τεθήρευσαι δ᾿, ὄνος,
εἰ δ᾿ εὐαρεστῶν αποτρέχεις, κανθήλιος
Lysippus? A poet of Old Comedy who won a victory around 440 BCE.
3 thoughts on “Lysippus, fr. 8 (Heraclides, On the Greek City 1.5)”
Proving that Athenians were as irritating as New Yorkers or Parisians….
Nothing ever changes, right?
This makes me (and you I think) a stump.
Yeah, I’m a stump.