Saturday, May 11, 2019


A Fine Thing Indeed

Euripides, fragment 737 (tr. Christopher Collard and Martin Cropp):
Honest and direct plain speaking is a fine thing indeed.

καλόν γ᾿ ἀληθὴς κἀτενὴς παρρησία.
Except when it gets you fired from your job, deplatformed, censored, banned, ostracized, shunned, vilified, blacklisted, etc.

See Free Speech in Classical Antiquity, edd. Ineke Sluiter and Ralph M. Rosen (Leiden: Brill, 2004), where this fragment is quoted on p. 6, n. 10, and Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Free Speech and Democracy in Ancient Athens (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

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