Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Recipe for Greatness

Aristophanes, Knights 180-181 (my translation):
It's for this very reason that you're going to be great,
because you're knavish and vulgar and arrogant.

δι᾿ αὐτὸ γάρ τοι τοῦτο καὶ γίγνει μέγας,
ὁτιὴ πονηρὸς κἀξ ἀγορᾶς εἶ καὶ θρασύς.

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