Sunday, April 28, 2019


Motto for a School or College

Sophocles, fragment 393 (from The Prophets or Polyidus; tr. Hugh Lloyd-Jones):
To open the closed door of the mind.

ψυχῆς ἀνοῖξαι τὴν κεκλῃμένην πύλην.

κεκλῃμένην Sauppe: κεκλημένην cod.
See Allan Bloom (1930-1992), The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987).

Another possible motto, from the same play (Sophocles, fragment 397):
You will never attain to the heights without labour.

οὔτοι ποθ᾿ ἅψει τῶν ἄκρων ἄνευ πόνου.

ἅψει O. Schneider: ἥξει codd.
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