Thursday, June 13, 2019



Gorgias, Defense of Palamedes 25 (tr. John Dillon):
For it is madness to attempt actions which are impossible, disadvantageous and disgraceful.

μανία γάρ ἐστιν ἔργοις ἐπιχειρεῖν ἀδυνάτοις, ἀσυμφόροις, αἰσχροῖς.
Demosthenes, Against Meidias 69 (tr. Douglas MacDowell):
For perhaps it is madness to tackle something beyond one's ability.

μανία γὰρ ἴσως ἐστὶν ὑπὲρ δύναμίν τι ποιεῖν.

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