Saturday, September 21, 2019


A Mighty Power

Sophocles, Women of Trachis 497-498 (tr. Hugh Lloyd-Jones, with his note):
A mighty power is the Cyprian!a Always she carries off victories.

a Aphrodite.

μέγα τι σθένος ἁ Κύπρις· ἐκφέρεται νίκας ἀεί.
Id. 441-444 (Deianeira speaking):
Whoever stands up to Eros like a boxer is a fool; for he rules even the gods just as he pleases, and he rules me...

Ἔρωτι μέν νυν ὅστις ἀντανίσταται
πύκτης ὅπως ἐς χεῖρας, οὐ καλῶς φρονεῖ.
οὗτος γὰρ ἄρχει καὶ θεῶν ὅπως θέλει,
κἀμοῦ γε...

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