Monday, May 25, 2015


A Fine Thing

Tyrtaeus, fragment 10, lines 1-2 (tr. Douglas E. Gerber):
It is a fine thing for a brave man to die when he has fallen among the front ranks while fighting for his homeland.

τεθνάμεναι γὰρ καλὸν ἐνὶ προμάχοισι πεσόντα
    ἄνδρ' ἀγαθὸν περὶ ᾗ πατρίδι μαρνάμενον.

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