Monday, January 06, 2020


Why Are You Lazy?

Pietro Bembo (1470-1547), Oratio pro litteris graecis, edited by N.G. Wilson (Messina: Centro interdipartimentale di studi umanistici, 2003 = Quaderni di filologia medievale e umanistica, 5), p. 51:
Why are you lazy? Are you not really ashamed to appear not to be the sort of people you ought to be? Will you not educate yourselves? Will you not take an interest in Greek?
The Greek (id., p. 50):
τί ῥᾳθυμεῖτε; οὐκ αἰσχύνεσθε πάμπαν μὴ τοιοῦτοι γε οἵους δεῖ ὑμᾶς εἶναι φαινόμενοι; οὐ πεπαιδεύσεσθε; οὐ τῶν Ἑλληνικῶν ἐπιμελήσεσθε;

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