Theognis, 457-8

 

A young wife is no advantage for an old man,

Just like a boat that doesn’t heed its rudder

 

 

Οὔ τοι σύμφορόν ἐστι γυνὴ νέα ἀνδρὶ γέροντι·

οὐ γὰρ πηδαλίωι πείθεται ὡς ἄκατος,

 

Theognis doesn’t have nice things to say about marraige

Perhaps this is because some of his lines are dedicated to his eromenos