aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Sophocles, fr. 930 (Radt)

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Preserved, like the fragment from two days ago, in Stobaeus’ Anthology.

κλέπτων δ’ ὅταν τις ἐμφανῶς ἐφευρεθῇ,
σιγᾶν ἀνάγκη, κἂν λάλον φορῇ στόμα.

When someone has been caught red-handed in theft, they need to keep silent, even if they bear a talkative mouth.

Written by aleatorclassicus

April 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Sophocles

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