Tuesday, December 17, 2019


The Brotherhood of Man

Menander, fragment 698 Kassel and Austin (tr. Francis G. Allinson):
                      For me none is a foreigner
If so be he is good. One nature is in all
And it is character that makes the tie of kin.

                                        οὐδείς ἐστί μοι
ἀλλότριος, ἂν ᾖ χρηστός· ἡ φύσις μία
πάντων, τὸ δ' οἰκεῖον συνίστησιν τρόπος.
Poetae Comici Graeci, edd. R. Kassel et C. Austin, Vol. VI 2: Menander: Testimonia et Fragmenta apud Scriptores Servata (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1998), p. 345:

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