Thursday, May 21, 2015


The Graces and Something Graceless

Pindar, Olympian Odes 14.5-7 (addressing the three Graces; tr. William H. Race):
For with your help all things pleasant
and sweet come about for mortals,
whether a man be wise, handsome, or illustrious.

σὺν γὰρ ὑμῖν τά <τε> τερπνὰ καί
τὰ γλυκέ' ἄνεται πάντα βροτοῖς,
εἰ σοφός, εἰ καλός, εἴ τις ἀγλαὸς ἀνήρ.
Note the misprint disfiguring line 5 (Greek text and apparatus) in the digital Loeb Classical Library:


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