aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Alcidamas, On those who write speeches 5

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ἔστι δ’ ἅπαντα τὰ μὲν ἀγαθὰ καὶ καλὰ σπάνια καὶ χαλεπὰ καὶ διὰ πόνων εἰωθότα γίγνεσθαι, τὰ δὲ ταπεινὰ καὶ φαῦλα ῥᾳδίαν ἔχει <τὴν> κτῆσιν.

Everything good and fair is scarce and difficult, and generally comes into being through hard work; but things which are poor and trivial are easy to obtain.

(This is the 500th throw of my dice. Thank you for reading!)

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October 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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