Euripides, Hippolytus 612
One of Euripides’ most notorious lines – and ‘one of the most famous lines in Greek tragedy’, to quote H.C. Avery. Hippolytus has been sworn to secrecy, but before he was in full possession of the facts.
ἡ γλῶσσ’ ὀμώμοχ’, ἡ δὲ φρὴν ἀνώμοτος.
My tongue swore, but my mind was not bound by the oath.
Tomorrow we’ll see Cicero’s translation of this line into Latin.