Thursday, June 18, 2020
I Cannot Tell a Lie
οὐκ ἔσθ᾿ ὅπως λέξαιμι τὰ ψεύδη καλαThe accent is missing on the final syllable of line 620 in the Greek. The mistake persists in the Digital Loeb Classical Library:
εἰς τὸν πολὺν φίλοισι καρποῦσθαι χρόνον.
There is no way I can tell lies that sound good which will enable my friends to feed on them for any great length of time.
Read καλά (e.g. M.L. West) or καλὰ (e.g. Eduard Fraenkel).
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