Friday, June 04, 2021
Capture of a City
And [she] told him all theMurray turned all the Greek active verbs in lines 593-594 to passives in English.
woes that come on men whose city is taken;
the men are slain and the city is wasted by fire,
and their children and low-girdled women are led captive of strangers.
καί οἱ κατέλεξεν ἅπαντα
κήδε᾽, ὅσ᾽ ἀνθρώποισι πέλει τῶν ἄστυ ἁλώῃ·
ἄνδρας μὲν κτείνουσι, πόλιν δέ τε πῦρ ἀμαθύνει,
τέκνα δέ τ᾽ ἄλλοι ἄγουσι βαθυζώνους τε γυναῖκας.