Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Plain Clothes and Food

Plutarch, Sayings of Spartans: "Agesilaus," 21 (= Moralia 210 A; tr. Frank Cole Babbitt):
In answer to the man who expressed surprise at the plainness of the clothes and the fare both of himself and of the other Spartans, he said, "From this mode of life, my friend, we reap a harvest of liberty."

Πρὸς δε τὸν ἐπιθαυμάζοντα τὴν μετριότητα τῆς ἐσθῆτος καὶ τῆς τροφῆς αὐτοῦ τε καὶ τῶν ἄλλων Λακεδαιμονίων "ἀντὶ ταύτης," ἔφη, "τῆς διαίτης, ὦ ξένε, τὴν ἐλευθερίαν ἀμώμεθα."

ἀμώμεθα: μώμεθα Valckenaer, μνώμεθα S.A. Naber

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