Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Angry Old Men
Old men are a thing unrestrainedAristotle, Rhetoric 2.13.13 (1390 a, on old men; tr. John Henry Freese):
and are hard to control because of their quick tempers.
ἀνειμένον τι χρῆμα πρεσβυτῶν γένος
καὶ δυσφύλακτον ὀξυθυμίας ὕπο.
Their outbursts of anger are violent, but feeble.
καὶ οἱ θυμοὶ ὀξεῖς μὲν ἀσθενεῖς δέ εἰσιν.