Thursday, November 19, 2015


A Fool

Euripides, fragment 92 (tr. Christopher Collard and Martin Cropp):
A man who is merely human yet disdains the people and prides himself on his wealth should understand that he is a fool.

ἴστω τ᾿ ἄφρων ὢν ὅστις ἄνθρωπος γεγὼς
δῆμον κολούει χρήμασιν γαυρούμενος.
This (ἴστω τ᾿ ἄφρων ὢν) is a good example of a nominative participle with a verb of perception. For other examples of this Greek idiom see:

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