Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Spilled Milk

Sophocles, Ajax 377-378 (tr. Hugh Lloyd-Jones):
Why should you grieve over what is accomplished?
It is impossible that things should be other than they are.

τί δῆτ᾿ ἂν ἀλγοίης ἐπ᾿ ἐξειργασμένοις;
οὐ γὰρ γένοιτ᾿ ἂν ταῦθ᾿ ὅπως οὐχ ὧδ᾿ ἔχοι.
John Milton, Paradise Lost 9.926-927:
But past who can recall, or done undo?
Not God omnipotent, nor fate...

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