Saturday, October 10, 2015


Many Afflictions

Euripides, fragment 645b (tr. Christopher Collard and Martin Cropp):
Alas, alas: old age has many afflictions!

φεῦ φεῦ, τὸ γῆρας ὡς ἔχει πολλὰς νόσους.
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:

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