Saturday, January 23, 2016


No Escape

Solon, fragment 4, lines 26-29 (tr. Douglas E. Gerber):
And so the public evil comes home to each man
and the courtyard gates no longer have the will to hold it back,
but it leaps over the high barrier and assuredly finds him out,
even if he takes refuge in an innermost corner of his room.

οὕτω δημόσιον κακὸν ἔρχεται οἴκαδ᾿ ἑκάστῳ,
    αὔλειοι δ᾿ ἔτ᾿ ἔχειν οὐκ ἐθέλουσι θύραι,
ὑψηλὸν δ᾿ ὑπὲρ ἕρκος ὑπέρθορεν, εὗρε δὲ πάντως,
    εἰ καί τις φεύγων ἐν μυχῷ ᾖ θαλάμου.

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