Monday, October 14, 2013


A Fool

Hesiod, fragment 61 Merkelbach-West (tr. Hugh G. Evelyn-White):
Foolish the man who leaves what he has, and follows after what he has not.

νήπιος ὃς τὰ ἕτοιμα λιπὼν ἀνέτοιμα διώκει.
See Renzo Tosi, Dictionnaire des sentences latines et grecques, tr. Rebecca Lenoir (Grenoble: Jérôme Millon, 2010), #1489 (Certa amittimus dum incerta petimus), pp. 1091-1093.

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