Monday, September 25, 2017


On the Debit Side

Greek Anthology 10.105 (Simonides; tr. W.R. Paton):
A certain Theodorus rejoices because I am dead. Another shall rejoice at his death. We are all owed to death.

χαίρει τις Θεόδωρος, ἐπεὶ θάνον· ἄλλος ἐπ᾿ αὐτῷ
    χαιρήσει. θανάτῳ πάντες ὀφειλόμεθα.
Some put a comma after τις, not after Θεόδωρος, making Theodorus the speaker (i.e., A certain man rejoices because I, Theodorus, am dead...).

Horace, Ars Poetica 63 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough):
We are doomed to death—we and all things ours.

debemur morti nos nostraque.

debemus cod. Bernensis 363

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