Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Three Kinds of Grapes

Diogenes Laertius 1.103 (Anacharsis, tr. R.D. Hicks):
It was a saying of his that the vine bore three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the next of intoxication, and the third of disgust.

Οὗτος τὴν ἄμπελον εἶπε τρεῖς φέρειν βόρτυς· τὸν πρῶτον ἡδονῆς· τὸν δεύτερον μέθης· τὸν τρίτον ἀηδίας.

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