Tuesday, October 13, 2015


You're Not the Only One

Euripides, Alcestis 417-418 (tr. David Kovacs):
For you are not the first or last of mortals
to lose a noble wife.

οὐ γάρ τι πρῶτος οὐδὲ λοίσθιος βροτῶν
γυναικὸς ἐσθλῆς ἤμπλακες.
Euripides, Andromache 1041-1042 (tr. David Kovacs):
                                Not on you alone
or on your kin have cruel griefs fallen.

                                             οὐχὶ σοὶ μόνᾳ
δύσφρονες ἐπέπεσον, οὐ φίλοισι, λῦπαι.
Euripides, Helen 464 (tr. David Kovacs):
Many people have troubles: you are not the only one.

πολλοὶ κακῶς πράσσουσιν, οὐ σὺ δὴ μόνος.
Euripides, Hippolytus 834-835 (tr. David Kovacs):
My lord, it is not upon you alone that these ills have come:
you have lost a trusty wife, but so have many others.

οὐ σοὶ τάδ᾿, ὦναξ, ἦλθε δὴ μόνῳ κακά,
πολλῶν μετ᾿ ἄλλων δ᾿ ὤλεσας κεδνὸν λέχος.
Euripides, Medea 1017 (tr. David Kovacs):
You are not the only woman to be separated from her children.

οὔτοι μόνη σὺ σῶν ἀπεζύγης τέκνων.

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