aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Bacchylides, fr.25 (S-M)

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παύροισι δὲ θνατῶν τὸν ἅπαντα χρόνον δαίμων ἔδωκεν
πράσσοντας ἐν καιρῷ πολιοκρόταφον
γῆρας ἱκνεῖσθαι πρὶν ἐγκύρσαι δύᾳ.

God has allowed few mortals to prosper for their whole lives and to reach grey-templed old age before they meet with woe.

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September 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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