Thursday, September 13, 2018


Government Handover

Aristophanes, Assemblywomen 229-232 (tr. Jeffrey Henderson, slightly modified):
And so, gentlemen, let us hand over the city to the women,
and let's not beat around the bush or ask
what they plan to accomplish. Let's simply
let them govern.

ταύταισιν οὖν, ὦνδρες, παραδόντες τὴν πόλιν
μὴ περιλαλῶμεν, μηδὲ πυνθανώμεθα
τί ποτ᾿ ἄρα δρᾶν μέλλουσιν, ἀλλ᾿ ἁπλῷ τρόπῳ
ἐῶμεν ἄρχειν...

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