Monday, June 21, 2021
One man is wretched this way, another that, and no one of all whom the sun looks down upon is truly fortunate.B.A. van Groningen ad loc.:
ἄλλ᾿ ἄλλῳ κακόν ἐστι, τὸ δ᾿ ἀτρεκὲς ὄλβιος οὐδεὶς
ἀνθρώπων ὁπόσους ἠέλιος καθορᾷ.
If you go through them all, you will not find a single mortal who is fortunate in all things.
τὸν εὐτυχοῦντα πάντ' ἀριθμήσας βροτῶν
οὐκ ἔστιν ὄντως ὅντιν' εὑρήσεις ἕνα.