Saturday, October 10, 2015
Alas, alas: old age has many afflictions!Or, taking it as it comes, "Alas, alas, old age, how [it] has many sicknesses!" This is a nice, simple sentence for the Greek beginner. Cognates with English are easy to see:
φεῦ φεῦ, τὸ γῆρας ὡς ἔχει πολλὰς νόσους.
- γῆρας: geriatric, etc.
- πολλὰς: polymath, etc.
- νόσους: nosology, etc.