Monday, November 06, 2017


Final Destination

Simonides, fragment 522 (tr. David A. Campbell):
For all things arrive at one single horrible Charybdis,
great excellences and wealth alike.

πάντα γὰρ μίαν ἱκνεῖται δασπλῆτα Χάρυβδιν,
αἱ μεγάλαι τ᾿ ἀρεταὶ καὶ ὁ πλοῦτος.

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Robert Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Vol. I (Leiden: Brill, 2010), p. 305, s.v. δασπλῆτις: "of unknown meaning; used of the Erinyes, Hekate, the Eumenids, etc." and also of unknown etymology. Likewise Arie Hoekstra, commentary on Homer, Odyssey 15.234.

Wilhelm Trübner (1851-1917), Vanitas-Stillleben

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