Monday, July 25, 2022


Men and Beasts

Greek Anthology 11.46 (by Automedon [or Antimedon] of Cyzicus; tr. tr. W.R. Paton):
We are men in the evening when we drink together, but when day-break comes, we get up wild beasts preying on each other.

ἄνθρωποι δείλης, ὅτε πίνομεν· ἢν δὲ γένηται
   ὄρθρος, ἐπ᾽ ἀλλήλους θῆρες ἐγειρόμεθα.

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