Loving, Eating and Dirty Bath Water (Drinking Songs)

Drinking Songs (Carmen Convivialia, 913)

 

“Mortal man doesn’t need much: only to love and to eat.”

οὐ χρὴ πόλλ᾿ ἔχειν θνητὸν ἄνθρωπον / ἀλλ᾿ ἐρᾶν καὶ κατεσθίειν.

 

Carm. Conv.905

 

“The prostitute and the bath-attendant have the same bad habit
They wash the good man and the bad man in the very same tub.”

πόρνη καὶ βαλανεὺς τωὐτον ἔχουσ᾿ ἐμπεδέως ἔθος
ἐν ταῦτᾳ πυέλῳ τόν τ᾿ ἀγαθὸν τόν τε κακὸν λόει

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