Saturday, September 17, 2022


If You Really Want to Know

Aristophanes, Wasps 85-86 (tr. Jeffrey Henderson):
You're getting nowhere with all this hot air; you'll never find the answer.
If you really want to know, then be quiet.

ἄλλως φλυαρεῖτ᾽· οὐ γὰρ ἐξευρήσετε.
εἰ δὴ 'πιθυμεῖτ᾽ εἰδέναι, σιγᾶτέ νυν.

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