Saturday, June 05, 2021


So Let Me Die

Homer, Iliad 22.304-305 (Hector speaking; tr. Peter Green):
So let me die—not ingloriously, or without a struggle,
but having done some great deed for those unborn to learn of.

μὴ μὰν ἀσπουδί γε καὶ ἀκλειῶς ἀπολοίμην,
ἀλλὰ μέγα ῥέξας τι καὶ ἐσσομένοισι πυθέσθαι.
For quotations in antiquity see the Testimonialapparat in M.L. West's Teubner edition:
Irene J.F. de Jong ad loc.:

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