Saturday, February 15, 2020
Nescit Vox Missa Reverti
Just as it is not possible to stop a heavy stone once released from the hand, so it is not possible to recall a word released from the tongue.Richard Kannicht, ed., Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, Vol. 5: Euripides (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004), pp. 996-997:
οὔτ' ἐκ χερὸς μεθέντα καρτερὸν λίθον
οἷόν τ᾿ ἐπισχεῖν οὔτ' ἀπὸ γλώσσης λόγον.