aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Bacchylides, Victory Odes 1.62-67

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ἶσον ὅ τ᾽ ἀφνεὸς ἱ-
μείρει μεγάλων ὅ τε μείων
παυροτέρων· τὸ δὲ πάν-
των εὐμαρεῖν οὐδὲν γλυκὺ
θνατοῖσιν, ἀλλ’ αἰεὶ τὰ φεύ-
γοντα δίζηνται κιχεῖν.

The rich man longs for great things, and the poorer man for less. Yet there is nothing sweet for mortals in having abundance; instead they are always seeking to reach things that flee from them.

Written by aleatorclassicus

April 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Bacchylides

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