Sunday, September 18, 2022


Words, But No Deeds

Sophocles, Electra 319 (tr. H.D.F. Kitto):
He promises—and that is all he does.

φησίν γε· φάσκων δ᾽ οὐδὲν ὧν λέγει ποεῖ.
The same (tr. David Grene):
He says he is—but does nothing of what he says.

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