Tuesday, June 08, 2021


Summum Bonum

Seneca, Thyestes 404-407 (tr. John G. Fitch):
At last I see the long-desired housetops of my homeland, the wealth of Argos, and what seems to miserable exiles the greatest and highest good—the reaches of my native soil and the gods of my fathers (if there really are gods)...

optata patriae tecta et Argolicas opes
miserisque summum ac maximum exulibus bonum,        405
tractum soli natalis et patrios deos
(si sunt tamen di) cerno...
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