Sunday, February 12, 2017


Nothing New

Lucian, Menippus 2 (tr. A. M. Harmon):
But tell me, how are things going on earth, and what are they doing in the city?

Nothing new; just what they did before—stealing, lying under oath, extorting usury, and weighing pennies.

ἀτὰρ εἰπέ μοι, πῶς τὰ ὑπὲρ γῆς ἔχει καὶ τί ποιοῦσιν οἱ ἐν τῇ πόλει;

καινὸν οὐδέν, ἀλλ᾿ οἷα καὶ πρὸ τοῦ· ἁρπάζουσιν, ἐπιορκοῦσιν, τοκογλυφοῦσιν, ὀβολοστατοῦσιν.

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