Monday, August 22, 2016
Response to Critics
Although you don't publish your own poems, Laelius, you carp at mine.Gregory Nazianus, Poems II.i.39.68 (Patrologia Graeca 37, col. 1354; tr. Carolinne White):
Either don't carp at mine or publish your own.
cum tua non edas, carpis mea carmina, Laeli.
carpere vel noli nostra vel ede tua.
If this is of little value, produce something better yourself.
εἰ μικρὰ ταῦτα, σὺ τέλει τὰ μείζονα.