Thursday, October 28, 2021


A Bad Man

Sophocles, Philoctetes 407-409 (Philoctetes referring to Odysseus; tr. Richard C. Jebb):
For well I know that he would lend his tongue to any base pretext, to any villainy, if thereby he could hope to compass some dishonest end.

ἔξοιδα γάρ νιν παντὸς ἂν λόγου κακοῦ
γλώσσῃ θιγόντα καὶ πανουργίας, ἀφ᾽ ἧς
μηδὲν δίκαιον ἐς τέλος μέλλοι ποεῖν.

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