Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The Ship of State

Theognis 855-856 (tr. J.M. Edmonds):
Often and often through the worthlessness of her leaders this city, like a ship out of her course, hath run too nigh the shore.

πολλάκις ἡ πόλις ἥδε δι᾽ ἡγεμόνων κακότητα
    ὥσπερ κεκλιμένη ναῦς παρὰ γῆν ἔδραμεν.

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