Tuesday, March 10, 2020


False to One's Own Nature

Sophocles, Philoctetes 902-903 (tr. Carl Phillips):
Everything is burdensome,
when—taking leave of his very nature,
a man does what he knows hardly befits him.

ἅπαντα δυσχέρεια, τὴν αὑτοῦ φύσιν
ὅταν λιπών τις δρᾷ τὰ μὴ προσεικότα.

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