Friday, July 06, 2018


A Man of Constant Sorrow

Homer, Odyssey 7.211-212 (Odysseus speaking; tr. Peter Green):
Whoever you know of mankind that shoulder the heaviest load
of grief, to them I might liken myself in my sorrows.

οὕς τινας ὑμεῖς ἴστε μάλιστ’ ὀχέοντας ὀιζὺν
ἀνθρώπων, τοῖσίν κεν ἐν ἄλγεσιν ἰσωσαίμην.

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