aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Bion, fr. 15 (Gow)

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From a poem of Bion, a single line quoted by Stobaeus (4.21.3). We therefore have little idea of the context of this gender-stereotyping sentiment.

μορφὰ θηλυτέραισι πέλει καλόν, ἀνέρι δ’ ἁλκά.

Women’s virtue is beauty, but a man’s is strength.

Written by aleatorclassicus

August 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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