Homer is Enough


SOCRATES: Indeed, I will make time to hear you out, but tell me this: are you good at reciting Homer alone, or are you also good at Hesiod and Pindar?

ION: Not in the least – I am good at reciting Homer alone. That seems enough to me.


ΣΩ. Καὶ μὴν ἐγὼ ἔτι ποιήσομαι σχολὴν ἀκροάσασθαί

σου, νῦν δέ μοι τοσόνδε ἀπόκριναι· πότερον περὶ ῾Ομήρου

μόνον δεινὸς εἶ ἢ καὶ περὶ ῾Ησιόδου καὶ ᾿Αρχιλόχου;

ΙΩΝ. Οὐδαμῶς, ἀλλὰ περὶ ῾Ομήρου μόνον· ἱκανὸν γάρ

μοι δοκεῖ εἶναι.



3 thoughts on “Homer is Enough

  1. I enjoy your site immensely. It must take a lot of work to maintain.

    One minor cavil–the Greek has Socrates asking about Hesiod and Archilochus not Hesiod and Pindar.

    1. Thanks for catching that! I was putting this up in something of a hurry, and I must have had Pindar on the mind. Perhaps I was drinking water.

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