Part of Simonides, fr. 15

Weakness is the mortal’s lot,
nor yet does grief avail –
in such truncated time there’s naught
but toil heaped on travail.

ἀνθρώπων ὀλίγον μὲν
κάρτος, ἄπρακτοι δὲ μεληδόνες,
αἰῶνι δ’ ἐν παύρωι πόνος ἀμφὶ πόνωι·

2 thoughts on “Part of Simonides, fr. 15

    • You bet! I regularly undermine my own pedagogical labors by telling the kids that all of the joys of Latin are chiefly derivative, and rely primarily on appreciation of Greek.

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