Friday, January 22, 2021
Gifts of the Gods
From the gods come all the means of mortal exploits; thanks to the gods are men wise and brave and eloquent.The same, tr. Richmond Lattimore:
ἐκ θεῶν γὰρ μαχαναὶ πᾶσαι βροτέαις ἀρεταῖς,
καὶ σοφοὶ καὶ χερσὶ βιαταὶ περίγλωσσοί τ᾽ ἔφυν.
From the gods come all means to mortal endeavor;
by them we are wise, or strong with our hands, or eloquent of speech.