Sunday, March 06, 2016



Euripides, fragment 520 (tr. Christopher Collard and Martin Cropp):
So I reckoned, if one joined
an inferior spouse with a man of worth, one would not get good children—
but if both were good, their offspring would be good also.

ἡγησάμην οὖν, εἰ παραζεύξειέ τις
χρηστῷ πονηρὸν λέκτρον, οὐκ ἂν εὐτεκνεῖν,
ἐσθλοῖν δ᾿ ἀπ᾿ ἀμφοῖν ἐσθλὸν ἂν φῦναι γόνον.
Related post: Eugenics.

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