Saturday, September 12, 2020


Precious Things

Procopius, History of the Wars 1.4.22 (a fisherman to King Perozes; tr. H.B. Dewing):
My master, precious to a man is money, more precious still is his life, but most prized of all are his children.

ὦ δέσποτα, ποθεινὰ μὲν ἀνθρώπῳ χρήματα, ποθεινοτέρα δὲ ἡ ψυχή, πάντων μέντοι ἀξιώτατα τέκνα.

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